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I have had a couple of small threads on pseudocorynactis through the years and am finally considering a dedicated tank to them.

Much of what I know at this point is that they are always in the corners or under rocks. They tend to stay were pods will have a path as well.

I currently have on that is about 1" across and has been splitting often as of the last month.

I still haven't decided on what size tank or what equipment I will have.

What I am hoping is that by having a tank that is low light for them, is that they will propagate and grow on the top of the rocks as well.

Here is a couple of recent photos:



 

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Cool critters!
Can you educate me a little on these?
Are they completely non photosynthetic?
Are the true anemones or closer related to shrooms?
Any other info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
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So far I have not been able to determine which species I have. There are around 15 different ones.

They are more closely related to mushrooms and usually reproduce through longitudinal fission. They cannot fully retract their tentacles but do have a very sticky grip.

They will eat prepared food when it floats their way but most often I see them catching small brine and other pods.

Most of them stay in the shadows but I do have a couple that have ventured out into lower light areas in the open.

At this point I have not had any that are larger than about 3.5 cm.

Most of the info I am finding right now points to them being completely non-photsynthetic.
 

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They are multiplying much faster in my tank with a sandbed as opposed to the tank that is BB. It may very well be that it is because the pod population is much higher in that tank.
 

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Another thing I have noticed is that most of the information I am finding on reproductions states that when they split, you will have an exact clone of the parent. All of the ones in the shadows have an orange tint inside the base and then are mostly translucent except the very tips, which are orange again as seen in the above pics. The ones that I have that are moving more to the light have a pink to red base and they do not become translucent until just below the mouth.
 

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I'm starting to think about making a tank for this. My reasoning behind this is that it is going to be a small tank (10 - 20g) and having a sump would really be a plus.
 

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I am completely in the dark on this topic, are these a nuissance anemone? I did a quick search and found people refering to them as such, they are really incredible looking!
I have fond no reason that they are a nuisance as of yet. They tend to stay in the darker areas of the tank away from other corals.
 

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I had several of those in a little 10 gallon tank that started as a holding place for live rock. I had that tank up for a little over a year with NO water changes and hardly any light. They look really cool. They seem to have dissapeared now that I've moved everything around. I probably killed them. Everything I read said they were not a problem to have. I hope they come back, or I get more of them with my current build.
Someone on here knows about them, I think it's Loverotties.......
 

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Loverotties got most of his info on them from me. Mine are still going strong. I'll be setting up a tank just for them late april or early may. I still have to figure out how to get a few off the glass in the corner of my main tank.
 

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The first ones came in on LR as hitch hikers. Multipied well ever since.
 

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Got to looking at tanks and decided to go with a 5.5g. More to come soon.
 

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Tank specs:

5.5g
1" sandbed
6 lbs Live Rock
Powerhead
Heater
Currently no lighting (may add a light just for the purpose of feeding/viewing)

Sand was rinsed. Final rinse was with saltwater from one of my current tanks. Three gallons of water from one of my current tanks and the rest was fresh saltwater. Powerhead and heater added. Live rock was taken from one of my current tanks. The rock was chosen because it already had at least one large corynactis on it. This eliminated the chance of damaging any of the corynactis while trying to get them off the glass.
 

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Ordered a couple of submersible LED lights today to allow for easy feeding and viewing/picture taking.
 
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