View Full Version : What is this red button and this other stuff?

12-17-2006, 04:35 PM
Got one of these at the LFS as a frag, they said it was Kanya tree?


This is a red button that grew on one of the rocks, now there is 2 of them.


lReef lKeeper
12-17-2006, 04:50 PM
the red button looks like a button polyp, and the other is NOT a kenya tree coral. i dont know what it is. looks like some sort of anemone(s).

12-17-2006, 05:41 PM
Kinda reminds me of a slap full of little non host anemones. I cant remember there name right now. Ill see what i can dig up for you.

12-17-2006, 06:38 PM
What exactly is button polyp? This red button is about half the size of of a #2 pencil eraser's diameter fully opened. It has since spawned off a new one of it's self thats even smaller.

12-17-2006, 06:49 PM
Some are commonly known as Daisy Zoanthid, Daisy's share the same look as the ones you have. Button Polyps are just small versions of zooanthids. I think they are the same family.

Here is a link for some that look like yours.
Daisy Polyps (http://www.aquariumarts.com/daisyzoanthid.html)

The thing with common names is that they are just names that people have named them and the word was spread. You can look on the internet and see the same Zoo with two different names. Daisy is just another example.

lReef lKeeper
12-17-2006, 08:14 PM
anything you could dig up on the anemonies, wwest ??? it is really bothering me that i dont know what they are !! lol

12-17-2006, 10:17 PM
That's a paly/zoanthid in the second pic.

Can you get a pic of the first coral with it's tentacles withdrawn?

12-17-2006, 10:26 PM
I cant find an anemone that seems to have the same look and style to it. Im not so sure if it is an anemone after all. I found one anemone that has a picture of a bunch of small ones all forming a colony. That ones was called De Bellas Anemone. But im not so sure its the same either. I think im lost on this one lol. Maybe someone esle will chime in and help :)

12-17-2006, 10:26 PM
I'm guessing your asking me?

The red polyp does not have a slit like the Green Button polyps. Also it is much much smaller, as I mentioned, it is about half of the size of a pencil eraser when fully opened.

lReef lKeeper
12-17-2006, 10:56 PM
are those stalks hard or soft ??

12-18-2006, 07:34 AM
They are soft, and thats as much as it opens. Lights on or off, or being handled, they look like that all the time.

12-18-2006, 02:03 PM
Can you throw a common item next to them so I can get a size reference?

12-18-2006, 02:12 PM
I will try to put somethng next to them when I get home later.

Just to reference size.

The green arms thing, eash polyp is about the size of a #2 pencile eraser.

The red button is about half the diameter of the Pencile eraser fully opened.

12-18-2006, 04:24 PM
the second image is a zoanthids as noted, the term button polyp also refers to zoanthids, but is usually reserved for there larger (not small) ones.

as for the first, they look like a collection of small ricordeas maybe, not really sure..
id say lets. i would not go with an anemones, even the mini carpets haev a different look than that, and they don't bunch up like that either

do they have a visible mouth slit in the center?
maybe an image from above would help

04-26-2008, 12:50 AM
The first one could be a Majano...

Well, not *a* ... many...