Coral Id Please. Im Stumped

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  1. mscott

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    Hey guys. I have no idea what this is. Came in on some LR. Some sort of bivalve i think. It moves, feeds and responds to lighting. Was almost black when it was first seen but now is going more of that purple colour. Any ideas?
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    Does it respond to shadows over it? There are several boring bivalves that I've seen when I've broken open live rock.
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    Minor response to shadowing. didn't retreat fully. But a bit
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    Indeed it does when stressed or shocked lol
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    I'd still say a boring bivalve of some sort.
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    That's a shame. I was hoping for something wicked lol.
    Still cool though
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    If you can keep it happy, that's pretty damn cool. A lot of bivalves that live on or in live rock don't survive from collecting to your tank. One of the coolest is the Spiny Jewel Box oyster that is native to the Atlantic. and the Atlas Wing oyster native to the Pacific.
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    Well bit of an update. Its still kicking. Had a while where it wouldn't come out as i was rearranging the tank every other day. But now things have settled its coming out for a show every day. Looks to have almost grown double its starting size in the past few weeks!

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