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Can anyone tell me what this is? Thanks.
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Does it retract completely when bothered?
 
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Yea retracts lightning when something moves by it and comes back out about 30 seconds later


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What are you referring to? The thing in the foreground is a tunicate or sponge. In back looks like a Christmas tree worm.
 

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Now that I can see the spiral like structure its definitely a christmas tree feather duster worm or something closely related.
 
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Was about 6" in diameter when i got it. After handling it shrunk to half the size .Any suggestions on flow and lighting? Im an amateur just dipping my toes in the water.
 

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Was about 6" in diameter when i got it. After handling it shrunk to half the size .Any suggestions on flow and lighting? Im an amateur just dipping my toes in the water.
When adding a new coral I put it in the shade so it can acclimate to the water for a week or 2 then I start moving it up slowly. Most corals will do fine wherever you put them if you very slowly acclimate them. I have mushrooms growing next to birdsnest colonies it's all about taking things slow. Too much light kills things and is alot worse than too little light.
 
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When adding a new coral I put it in the shade so it can acclimate to the water for a week or 2 then I start moving it up slowly. Most corals will do fine wherever you put them if you very slowly acclimate them. I have mushrooms growing next to birdsnest colonies it's all about taking things slow. Too much light kills things and is alot worse than too little light.

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