Weird purple brown anemone

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I found this weird anemone with a brown foot/stem and purplish blue tipped tentacles. It was on some Indonesia ocean cultures live rock. The rock has been there for about four days and when I looked at the anemone earlier it was small, just now it became bigger.
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A smaller one

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I also put in a coral today so don’t want to change lighting too much and stress it out.
 
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I also put in a coral today so don’t want to change lighting too much and stress it out.
 
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Nobody will be able to identify it with those photos. Hopefully you’re able to get a clear photo under white lighting at some point.

If you’re concerned about them, being preemptive and killing them would be good. Kalk paste on the “mouth”, or directly objecting hydrogen peroxide with a hypodermic needle & syringe should work. Or, simply chipping the portion of the rock off would be most effective.
 
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Nobody will be able to identify it with those photos. Hopefully you’re able to get a clear photo under white lighting at some point.

If you’re concerned about them, being preemptive and killing them would be good. Kalk paste on the “mouth”, or directly objecting hydrogen peroxide with a hypodermic needle & syringe should work. Or, simply chipping the portion of the rock off would be most effective.

Here are some more pictures under white light, my rocks are actually that purpilish color, however the phone does distort color, the anemones are more of a purple than blue as the photo shows.
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My phone makes the tank look blue when I turn the tank lights to white, my lights are Red Sea Max 36.
 

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Wow, neat.
Are you using manmade rock that's tinted purple or do you really have that extensive Coraline algae growing?

Looks nice either way.
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Unfortunately I can't see a thing in any of those pictures clear enough for an ID.

I am simply guessing that you have a brown Majano pest anemone and that you want to kill it with AptasiaX or a tiny bit of kalk paste immediately.

The chances of it being a rare and totally cool hitchhiker are not 0 but they are like 0.00009%.
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