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Old 04/16/2018, 08:16 AM   #1
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white tiny erm blobs on stems i think

i noticed some very small white things on a live rock, took as good a picture as i could so hopefully you guys can let me know if i need to worry or not , you might need to zoom in they are about 5 mm in length max in there

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Old 04/16/2018, 08:32 AM   #2
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Pictures aren't gonna work.. Close one is way to fuzzy.. Far pictures don't have the resolution needed...
Try finding them here..
This site covers most of the "common" stuff found in saltwater tanks/on rocks,etc..
https://www.lionfishlair.com/hitchhikers-guide/

I find myself wanting to guess at colonial hydroids (Hydroids - Colonial in that link) based on the "things on stems" comment..


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Old 04/16/2018, 08:38 AM   #3
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I find myself wanting to guess at colonial hydroids (Hydroids - Colonial in that link) based on the "things on stems" comment..
or ball anemones. Look at both of these suggestions.


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Old 04/16/2018, 09:38 AM   #4
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white blobs.jpg

hopefully this will help. the rock is on was at the top of the pile so easier to move. cropped and darkened a touch


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Old 04/16/2018, 09:57 AM   #5
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hopefully this will help. the rock is on was at the top of the pile so easier to move. cropped and darkened a touch
I know what it is... Now this is your test.. Use the link I gave you above and see if you can answer it yourself..
Its on that page..


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Old 04/16/2018, 10:23 AM   #6
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Old 04/16/2018, 01:06 PM   #7
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hopefully this will help. the rock is on was at the top of the pile so easier to move. cropped and darkened a touch
Look at ball anemone, or pseudocorynactis.

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Old 04/16/2018, 02:03 PM   #8
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I know what it is... Now this is your test.. Use the link I gave you above and see if you can answer it yourself..
Its on that page..
i am going for cup coral


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i am going for cup coral
close.. could be but I don't see a skeleton on it..

More likely that its a
Corynactis
(Strawberry Anemone)
Also know as a ball anemone...


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Old 04/16/2018, 02:21 PM   #10
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Look at ball anemone, or pseudocorynactis.

Kevin
ok after seeing your post and googling... i think i go with you, looks spot on to what i can see, is only white as well and them ones seem to get good reports. so fingers crossed they are ok as found another on that rock behind it. moved it to a place i can see it, also is some coral i think, looks slimy and is black but firm like leather, and some yellow fluffy stuff i am hoping is a sponge


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Yep.. here is the basic family its covered by..
https://reefs.com/2016/03/09/identif...reef-aquarium/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corallimorphidae


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Old 04/16/2018, 09:49 PM   #12
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ok after seeing your post and googling... i think i go with you,
Hey, now. I was first by almost 5hrs....


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Old 04/17/2018, 01:56 AM   #13
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Hey, now. I was first by almost 5hrs....
sorry it was yours i meant to click, it filled with posts as i was checking it and i click the one on screen after it refreshed. i really should check the preview before i post, thanks again, bought some more corals yesterday, a rock with a selection of a few on so curious to see if i get hitchhikers, i so far have a snail (colonista) and some tiny swimming things that became free fish food, looked like small brine shrimp. clowns loved them as did the cleaner wrasse


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Old 04/17/2018, 02:32 AM   #14
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new hitchhiker... has a big claw on his right 1cm wide body, stony coloured, mean temperament but i think you would be if a huge hand grabbed you as you was sleeping on the top of the glass, photos aint the best but when my daughter wakes up will get better, i really need a new phone i think and not to break the lens this time


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Old 04/17/2018, 03:03 AM   #15
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following on from my crab post, i have a bad suspicion he is a gorilla crab, cant see hairs but he is tiny , colour looks right, big claw as well with black tips. currently staring at me in a glass jar with some water i put him in. after reading i am glad i caught him. now i am wondering if it is the one i saw the other day or if i have another bugger in there, think that was more green though but now i doubt myself


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