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Reefermatt3
11/22/2015, 02:12 PM
I noticed about four or so of these little guys on my front glass. I couldn't get a good enough pic from the font but there are eight tentacles each with their own tentacle that has a small "ball" at the end. Will somebody please identify this for me?

This pic is from the side panel looking at the front panel of glass.http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/22/2f207db009ed7da5ef2cc7782d5dc920.jpg

Reefermatt3
11/22/2015, 04:41 PM
Or is it a Jelly?

BigJohnny
11/23/2015, 08:24 AM
I noticed about four or so of these little guys on my front glass. I couldn't get a good enough pic from the font but there are eight tentacles each with their own tentacle that has a small "ball" at the end. Will somebody please identify this for me?

This pic is from the side panel looking at the front panel of glass.http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/22/2f207db009ed7da5ef2cc7782d5dc920.jpg

Wow that's so awesome, it sure looks like an octopus! I doubt a baby octopus would be out on the glass like that but I am certainly no expert. How big is it? Also, how long have you had the live rock and where did you get it from?

BigJohnny
11/23/2015, 08:29 AM
I think realistically it is probably somewhere between a hydroid and a standard jellyfish. Never seen anything like that however.

Reefermatt3
11/23/2015, 09:11 AM
Wow that's so awesome, it sure looks like an octopus! I doubt a baby octopus would be out on the glass like that but I am certainly no expert. How big is it? Also, how long have you had the live rock and where did you get it from?


I got the rock from the guy I purchased the tank from, the rock is approximately 7 months old and it has a ton of organisms on it. For size comparison all of the little white dots around it are copepods.

BigJohnny
11/23/2015, 04:59 PM
Well then that eliminates the octopus idea since it's not fresh out of the open ocean. That's a type of hydroid IMO. They eat copepods, scrape those buggers off the glass everytime you see em. They'll probably go away on their own/not be an issue though.

If the population explodes you may have to do something but I think that's rare. I had some in my frag tank and they went away within a month probably. Had another type in my display that also went away quickly. An octopus would've been cooler!

Heatherabel3
11/24/2015, 01:22 AM
Not entirely true. There was another guy on here that had an octopus come in on a frag he picked up from his LFS. Unlikely, but totally possible.