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Anthony2.0
  • Can anybody tell what these are please16106334888705572377554463490116.thumb.jpg.712335504cdf7cf398a1834177b13f7c.jpg?

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TatorTaco

Welcome to nano-reef.com!

 

I hope you'll stick around to learn that we are a friendly group with lots of great information to share.  Please be sure to review the stickied posts, like this one, which will likely answer every one of your ID questions. 

 

Below is my lazy attempt to ID. 

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Yellow is an asterina starfish. 

Purple appears to be some sort of (harmless) filter feeder.

Blue appears to be a majano anemone. 

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Anthony2.0

Thank you and do you know what the flat one is in the other photo?

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Tired

Could be some sort of bivalve, like an oyster or clam. 

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Anthony2.0

Thank you I see something inside but I don't see it move or anything 

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Tired

If you tap it, does it close? 

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Anthony2.0

It does but it doesn't open very wide 

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Tired

Clam or other bivalve. They don't open very wide because they would expose their guts to things. Clams don't work like they do in cartoons- they open just enough to filter water. A gaping clam is a sick clam. 

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Anthony2.0

Oh ok thank you very much I have a better picture of it

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Tired

That's absolutely some sort of bivalve. It doesn't really matter if it's a clam, oyster, or what- all the ones that are shaped like that are about the same. They filter-feed tiny particles from the water. In some tanks, they do fine on their own. In others, particularly newer tanks, they run out of food and starve. You can try feeding it and any others phytoplankton, if you're set at all on keeping it alive. If it ever stops closing its shell on being disturbed, it's dead- it should always shut if you do something like firmly tap on it. 

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Anthony2.0

Ok thank you for helping me out 

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