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xdestry
07/11/2014, 01:08 PM
Found some weird things on my glass this morning, any idea what they are?

http://i.imgur.com/iT1Kq8w.jpg?1



Also found these growing, are these new xenias?

http://i.imgur.com/JrTVex3.jpg?1


Thank you all!

downbeach
07/11/2014, 01:14 PM
Looks like hydroids.

http://www.chucksaddiction.com/hitchodds.html

CleverD
07/11/2014, 01:18 PM
Down beach is right hydroids

cloak
07/11/2014, 01:23 PM
The second picture looks more like anthelia than xenia.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=597+599+694&pcatid=694

wrott
07/11/2014, 02:48 PM
I believe first pic are jellyfish larvae--will die.
Second is either clove polyps or as suggested above anthelia sp.--can become nuisance.

xdestry
07/11/2014, 03:10 PM
Thank you all for the help, i scraped the hydroids off the glass and siphoned them out. Hopefully they dont spread but I guess that's just another part of reefkeeping Ill have to experience.

I have been trying to remove all the xenia and anthelia from my tank by scraping them off all the rocks, I am guessing the spores spread and are growing now. I will continue removing any I see pop up and hoping they don't spread any more. Thanks everyone!

wrott
07/11/2014, 04:06 PM
I would not worry about either one. Just enjoy your tank, add new animals, before you know it you will have forgotten about the larvae and polyps.
It really is no fun to constantly worry about this or that thing. I let HA grow all over one of my tanks, it is at least sucking up excess nutrients and is really not a big deal to remove. Things will work themselves out, and people who chase #s or try to eradicate every hitch-hiker should not be in this hobby--relax.

whosurcaddie
07/11/2014, 04:29 PM
If you can frag the Anthelia you could get some nice store credit for that.

duperdave
07/11/2014, 04:32 PM
I would not worry about either one. Just enjoy your tank, add new animals, before you know it you will have forgotten about the larvae and polyps.
It really is no fun to constantly worry about this or that thing. I let HA grow all over one of my tanks, it is at least sucking up excess nutrients and is really not a big deal to remove. Things will work themselves out, and people who chase #s or try to eradicate every hitch-hiker should not be in this hobby--relax.

definitely the right attitude do you have in this hobby