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Reefer1991
04/14/2017, 06:33 PM
I purchased a candy cane coral a while back and I noticed these white things on the skeleton. I pulled them off then they appear again. That was a few months ago. Now, they are still growing on the candy cane and I looked behind my over flow.....holy S**t. To my surprise there's atleast 2 of these things per square inch on the backside of the overflow. They look like they might have two stubs popping out at the end but I can't really tell. Most of the things in the picture are copepods but If you look on the right side you can see them. Any idea what these are? Are they harmful?

Reefer1991
04/14/2017, 06:35 PM
The picture uploaded sideways so what I am referring to is at the top of the picture.

luislimon
04/14/2017, 06:43 PM
Difficult to see. flat worms? What is in that qt ? Normally you get flat worms from rock or corals .


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AlSimmons
04/14/2017, 06:50 PM
I can't really make anything out from that picture, but it sounds like they might be Pineapple sponges. (harmless)

Reefer1991
04/14/2017, 09:49 PM
Difficult to see. flat worms? What is in that qt ? Normally you get flat worms from rock or corals .


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This is the overflow in my display, so yes there are rocks and coral.

AlSimmons, I think you're right! I just Googled them and I found this thread.
http://archive.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=535760
The second picture looks almost exactly like what I have. Good to know they're harmless. They get annoying though because once theres too many of them close to the candy cane polyps I need to pull them all off or they don't open all the way. I'm not seeing any on the rock though. Just the candy cane and behind the overflow.

Reefer1991
04/16/2017, 07:20 AM
I am going out to get prazi today. Last night after I vacuumed the bottom of the tank the angel started rubbing his right gill on the bottom of the pvc. He did it maybe 6 times then didn't do it again. I watched him for a half hour after he was flashing and didn't see him do it again. Do angels have a thick mucous coating where stuff gets stuck to them easily? Because the angel has only showed symptoms immediately after I cleaned the tank and stuff was floating around then acted normal a few hours later. I am probably going to treat with prazi to rule out the flukes or worms and then drop the salinity down to 1.009 for 4 weeks. In the back of my mind I feel like I may put unnecessary stress on a healthy fish. I really like the coloration and personality of this angel so I don't want anything to happen to him. There was plenty of poop when I vacuumed the tank so obviously they're eating when Im not in the room. Anything I should worry about doing hypo with a goby?

Reefer1991
04/16/2017, 08:32 AM
Wrong thread sorry guys..