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Old 02/06/2012, 08:47 PM   #276
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J2T, it looks like a bristleworm epitoke, but take a look here and see if you can spot it. Also google epitoke and see if that's it. Most people see those on the glass or swimming crazily in their tank.
I had looked through there but nothing really struck me as looking similar. Good news was I saw my coral beauty suck one up, so since they seem to just be scavenging off the rocks and the angel likes them I'll take them as free food. Thanks


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Old 02/07/2012, 04:32 AM   #277
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Ok, just saw a few of these guys today, this being the largest. Couldn't get a decent pic but a video seems to show them well. They don't appear to eat at the zoa's but seem to sort of search over the rock...but if they are going to be a problem down the road I want to figure out how to get rid of them. They move pretty quick and their movements are more millipede like than centipede if that makes any sense. Thanks

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Yeah, it's a bristleworm (polychaete). If you check you can see tentacles on the head, eyes, and even segmentation. It's stretching out from its burrow to graze algae on the rock, that behavior and the general look of the worm makes me think it's a member of the family Dorvilleidae. Occasionally they crawl out to find food and if yours ever crawl onto the glass it'll look similar to this. Incidentally the dark structures are its scissor-like jaws.


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Old 02/09/2012, 01:22 AM   #278
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Can you get a pic of the top?
I cleaned the algae from the glass to get a better pic and they've now gone missing in action. Not sure if they fell prey to the crabs or pistol shrimps or just hiding out in the rock.

From what I could tell from looking at them from the side of the tank, they had two rows of short white bristles running the length of their body. If looking at them front-on they these rows of spikes/bristles were at approx 10:00 and 2:00 on a clock face.

This is the best I could get yesterday but I'll try again if they resurface.

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Old 02/09/2012, 07:10 AM   #279
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any i deas on a zoa spider trap? cheap frag in a spaghetti jar? cus shrimp in a glass got me every hermit in my tank and a hairy crab i wasnt expecting, but the spiders still bein creepy in his cave.


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Old 02/09/2012, 11:42 AM   #280
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ha nevermind, coral banded shrimp 1, zoa spider 0. wish i could get a pic of the shrimp holdin the creepy little thing


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Old 02/09/2012, 05:55 PM   #281
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cheez, that's good to know next time someone asks how to get rid of them LOL.
sirbazz, I was hoping to be able to tell if it has a shell or not, and I still can't tell! It looks like a some kind of nudibranch to me from that pic, but since I've never seen the bottom of one on the glass, I really don't know.


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Old 02/09/2012, 06:07 PM   #282
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well my tanks just getting started, so the shrimps normal prey may not be in huge abundance, but he was a rescue and i got a real soft spot for them bully shrimp, they are just majestic. however, i was glad to see him wit that little creeper in his claws, just wish i had a better camera and coulda got pics, or a video. it was great lol. but the shrimps the one who found the thing in the first place, i was watchin him and he stepped on the spider and i saw it move and started stalking it. i was wondering why the shrimp switched lairs and was hanginging out on either side of that rock. well im at least im comfortable that if theres more shots on goal, i got a goalie lol. this site rocks, i wish i had this much info and help available when i first started reefkeeping, or even knew of it before i stopped


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Old 02/09/2012, 11:12 PM   #283
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sirbazz, I was hoping to be able to tell if it has a shell or not, and I still can't tell! It looks like a some kind of nudibranch to me from that pic, but since I've never seen the bottom of one on the glass, I really don't know.
Nahhhh no shell at all from what I could tell.

And now you know what a, (suspected), nudibranch looks like from the bottom. Thanks for the feedback.


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Old 02/10/2012, 12:00 PM   #284
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The worm listed above in the you-tube that has the frilly head is suspect. A bristleworm has a bullet-shaped head surrounded by bristles like those on its sides. A eunicid has tentacles on its head and is not friendly. That is different from eunicids I'm familiar with---you might fly that video past Leslie H in Invertebrates and see what it actually is.


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Old 02/12/2012, 08:35 PM   #285
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Found this anemone (?) in my live rock, in about the middle of the picture and right of the hermit crab. It has clear tentacles, looks like a sunflower and has a purplish center. When I put my algae scrapper within 4 inches of it, it almost instantanously closes into the rock.




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Old 02/12/2012, 09:05 PM   #286
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UCT, I'm just looking on my phone & it's blurry, but that looks like a feather dustr.


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Old 02/12/2012, 09:10 PM   #287
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Thanks. Because of its location, I can't get a picture through the glass without the camera being at a severe angle. If it is a feather duster, that's great. Been seeing a lot of pineapple sponges and other good stuff since getting phosphates annd nitrates under control.


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Old 02/13/2012, 06:56 PM   #288
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OK, on a computer screen it's still blurry, but it's definitely a feather duster.
Man, it's so much easier to type on a computer than a phone LOL.


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Old 02/14/2012, 02:34 PM   #289
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ok I have one to add to the list I have seen 3 of these so far and they all look the same.




this one shows the color a little more. they are see through and brownish color.



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Old 02/14/2012, 05:41 PM   #290
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Any way to get a closer pic?


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Old 02/15/2012, 12:02 AM   #291
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Hi again,

What about this one?

Some kind of baby anemone maybe?




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Old 02/15/2012, 01:16 AM   #292
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sushi girl I can try tomorrow.


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Old 02/15/2012, 05:54 PM   #293
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Thanks, Shiogama.
Sirbazz, hard to tell since the tentacles are all withdrawn. Got any pics with them out?


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Old 02/16/2012, 09:56 AM   #294
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Very interesting helpful thread. Thank you!


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Old 02/16/2012, 01:02 PM   #295
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This is the best picture I have at the moment, will try to get a closer one soon. I at first thought these were some neat little zoa hitch hikers. However, I'm now thinking it's aiptasia. I already ordered some aiptasia x and it will be here on tuesday, but I just want a 100% ID on these guys




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Old 02/16/2012, 05:46 PM   #296
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Hard to tell from that distance.


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Slug disguised as a polyp. Nudibranch?






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Old 02/16/2012, 06:38 PM   #298
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Yeah, that'd be a zoa-eating nudibranch. Get that out if you can and check for more. Dipping in something like CoralRX would be a good idea.


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Old 02/17/2012, 05:14 AM   #299
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this guy was on my glass this mornin, eatin algae. the two points are his tail ent


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Old 02/17/2012, 05:24 AM   #300
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That's a flatworm. Thankfully for you, that kind is harmless.


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