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Unread 03/13/2021, 06:44 PM   #6451
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Unread 03/22/2021, 04:40 PM   #6452
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Almost looks like a type of nassarius snail


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Unread 03/24/2021, 08:50 AM   #6453
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Agree, it does look like a nassarius snail: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nassarius


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Unread 03/24/2021, 11:09 AM   #6454
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I just hadn’t seen one with a knobby shell like that


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Unread 04/20/2021, 05:43 PM   #6455
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Haven’t seen the whole animal yet, only about 1/2” so far Any guesses ?



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Unread 04/21/2021, 06:43 PM   #6456
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looks like a bristle worm but hard to see if there’s any bristles


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Unread 04/21/2021, 08:46 PM   #6457
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Caught a look at it after dark and it was extended out about 3” from the sand When extended it for sure looked like a bristle worm

10 years ago when I first ran this tank bristle worms were bad and you had to get rid of them. Now I’m reading that they are good ??


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Unread 04/22/2021, 11:49 AM   #6458
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For the most part I’ve always thought they were beneficial. Some say they aren’t when they get big. Others say when in doubt take it out. Me personally, just a small irritation if I brush up against them so they don’t bother me


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Unread 05/25/2021, 06:41 PM   #6459
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Tiny Snails or Worm?

Can anyone tell me what this is? It is very small and crawling on the glass.


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Unread 06/13/2021, 10:36 PM   #6460
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Some kind of snail, flat shell on top that he cannot retreat into, only hide under. He only comes out once my white lights start dimming in the evening sequence Anyone ID it ?


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Unread 06/13/2021, 10:37 PM   #6461
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Unread 06/14/2021, 12:18 PM   #6462
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A stomatella- a fine addition to your clean-up crew. Essentially, they're snails with tiny little "half" shells. They can move surprisingly fast.


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Unread 06/14/2021, 12:19 PM   #6463
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Thank you, yeah he gets around pretty quick and does a great job on the rocks


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Unread 06/25/2021, 01:04 PM   #6464
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I have 3 of these that I have found so far. Basically clear with black banding, looks a lot like a super small brittle star kinda. Very long arms protruding from rock


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Unread 06/25/2021, 02:43 PM   #6465
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Unread 06/25/2021, 02:57 PM   #6466
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Yep, probably a mini brittle star. May never get any bigger. I had a bloom of them once.


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Unread 01/04/2022, 08:28 PM   #6467
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Coming out of live rock

Could anyone help with an identification of those translucent ‘stalks’? Cycling new tank, growing from the live rock. Makes an appearance with the lights, recedes when they’re off. I only noticed it in the rock today. Found it on a few rocks, more or less on all sides.


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Unread 01/06/2022, 03:43 PM   #6468
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Could anyone help with an identification of those translucent ‘stalks’? Cycling new tank, growing from the live rock. Makes an appearance with the lights, recedes when they’re off. I only noticed it in the rock today. Found it on a few rocks, more or less on all sides.
Those look like the tubes that house hydroids. Do you ever see feathery heads sticking out of the tubes?

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Unread 01/06/2022, 03:51 PM   #6469
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Thanks for the help on those tubes coming from the rock. Any thoughts on this guy now? Thanks.


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Unread 01/06/2022, 07:41 PM   #6470
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Thanks for the help on those tubes coming from the rock. Any thoughts on this guy now? Thanks.
Well, they're polyps. If they don't have a skeleton beneath them, then they may be zoanthids, but are probably palythoa. Palythoa can release palytoxin, which can be harmful to humans, so research palythoa and be careful if/when you handle them.

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Unread 01/06/2022, 09:30 PM   #6471
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Thanks for the help on those tubes coming from the rock. Any thoughts on this guy now? Thanks.
It looks like Phyllangia Americana, a common hitchhiker coral.


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Thanks. I’m hoping it’s the latter suggestion and not the former. Thanks again to both suggestions.


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