Tiny anemone under rocks

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I just did some rearranging of my rock that's been in place for about six years. I noticed quite of few tiny anemone under a couple. I've searched and can't ID them. They've had zero light for six years. The largest is about 1cm wide. The rest are much smaller.

They kinda look like TINY mojano.

Sorry for the blurry pic. This was the best I could get because it's so small and my cell phone could quite focus zoomed all the way in. PXL_20210203_042939888.jpg

Here is another one that is smaller
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Any ideas?
 
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Not the best pictures, are you sure they aren't sponges?
Definitely anemone type creatures. They have a mouth. Also tiny little tentacles.

Unless there are sponge type creatures that look like anemones?
 

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i was looking too,cannot tell from pics,did you see any in tank before moving rocks?
if not hopefully something in tank eats them,just was not able to get to these??
 

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Definitely anemone type creatures. They have a mouth. Also tiny little tentacles.

Unless there are sponge type creatures that look like anemones?
Interesting, I'm not familiar with an anemone like that but it's not unheard of to have anemones living in dark spots under rocks. Ball anemones for instance
 
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i was looking too,cannot tell from pics,did you see any in tank before moving rocks?
if not hopefully something in tank eats them,just was not able to get to these??
Definitely none that were visible prior to arranging rocks. These were all on the underside of a large rock that I flipped over. Kinda shocked these could even be alive as they were likely in the sand for 6 years! Or darn close.
 
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Interesting, I'm not familiar with an anemone like that but it's not unheard of to have anemones living in dark spots under rocks. Ball anemones for instance
I actually think these might be ball anemones. I googled and they look pretty similar.

I assume if mojano they would come out from hiding in the last 6 years and made their presence known.
 
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For anyone reading this thread in the future, not surprising I thought it kinda looked like mojano. Here is a write-up on ball anemone:

Ball Anemone is actually not an anemone at all, it is actually a mushroom coral that is commonly confused too many as a Majano Aiptasia. Unlike the different types of Aiptasia, the Ball Anemone are reef safe, they commonly stay closed during the day and open up at night.
 
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For anyone reading this thread in the future, not surprising I thought it kinda looked like mojano. Here is a write-up on ball anemone:

Ball Anemone is actually not an anemone at all, it is actually a mushroom coral that is commonly confused too many as a Majano Aiptasia. Unlike the different types of Aiptasia, the Ball Anemone are reef safe, they commonly stay closed during the day and open up at night.
Wouldn’t be off character to be a ball anemone under the rock for that long. I’ve got quite the colony of them living in my overflow that has absolutely no light ever.
 

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