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Old 01/31/2018, 06:06 PM   #6251
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My guess - foraminiferan
https://www.lionfishlair.com/hitchhikers-guide/#sessile


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Old 01/31/2018, 07:35 PM   #6252
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I did see that on the hitch hiker link, but wasn't sure and it doesn't give any specifics on it. It does say that it's not bad thing - but what is it? Is it an algae, a coral, a worm......? And will it go away as my tank ages or continue to grow? My tank is about8mosold- converted to reef from FOWLR that was 5yrs old


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Old 02/01/2018, 01:09 PM   #6253
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Well, I'm back with more questions! I have really started studying my tank lately and it seems every time I look at it I notice some kind of new growth. So far, I think most of them have been good - but I am still discovering(asterina stars, pineapple sponges, bristleworms, etc.).

Now I have this new stuff all over a piece of rock and I don't know what they are either LOL. They look like little tiny red coral starts, but I don't know - any guesses from anyone out there?

They are all the little red things that look like very small red trees.
They're harmless foraminiferans. Nothing to worry about, just cool looking things that grow from the live rock. They won't get any bigger than they are.


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Old 02/01/2018, 04:23 PM   #6254
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Thanks for all the info! It's so cool discovering all this new stuff as time goes on...always learning and discovering!!


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Old 02/01/2018, 05:01 PM   #6255
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Hundreds if these in my sand bed. My thought is a cirratuli worm but can someone confirm?

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Old 02/01/2018, 05:31 PM   #6256
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Terbellid worms or cirratulid, harmless and beneficial.


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Old 02/01/2018, 06:06 PM   #6257
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What type of coral is this? Looked like montipora but it's not. And yeah I know about the algae it's being dealt with. Lol

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Old 02/02/2018, 05:19 PM   #6258
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Rock Hitchhiker

Howdy folks! New here, mostly new to marine aquarium keeping, and wholly new to whatever this is on my rock.

The pics kind of suck, as the thing is tiny. I see white/blue points on the tips of one, and it is definitely motile.

This is a 10-gal tank of just hermits; I was neither ready not expecting to deal with anything delicate or precious, especially in this small a system. There may also be two of said things, but I can't see enough to tell if it's attached together or not.

What is it, and will it be okay for a few months while I cycle a larger tank? I can grab liquid food as well if it's needed.


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Old 02/02/2018, 11:30 PM   #6259
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Howdy folks! New here, mostly new to marine aquarium keeping, and wholly new to whatever this is on my rock.

The pics kind of suck, as the thing is tiny. I see white/blue points on the tips of one, and it is definitely motile.

This is a 10-gal tank of just hermits; I was neither ready not expecting to deal with anything delicate or precious, especially in this small a system. There may also be two of said things, but I can't see enough to tell if it's attached together or not.

What is it, and will it be okay for a few months while I cycle a larger tank? I can grab liquid food as well if it's needed.
Good old aptasia. Annoying, kinda bad (if it stings coral or you think its ugly), in some tanks it is not actually able to grow (like mine) but most of the time it is super invasive.... my .02

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Old 02/03/2018, 08:50 AM   #6260
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Been watching this guy slowly grow since coming in on my live rock back in October (From TBS) however I haven't been able to identify it. Believe it is some sort of LPS, thoughts?



Then I also found this guy crawling on the glass this morning. Could be some sort of nudibranch but resembled closer to a shell less limpet, about the size of a nickel. Any thoughts?



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Old 02/03/2018, 10:07 AM   #6261
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Cup coral, usually called. You'll usually get a few on FL rock.
If it looks like a limpet with no she'll, then that's a kind of limpet that has flesh covering most of the shell.
I think most of those kind are not trusted. But I'm not 100%.


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Old 02/04/2018, 07:19 PM   #6262
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White worm?.

I noticed a white long tentacle/worm coming out of a hole in my live rock. Iím not sure what it is. Any ideas?
I tried posting a picture but it keeps giving me an error.


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Old 02/04/2018, 08:17 PM   #6263
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Worm?

Found another hitchhiker (or several, couldn't tell if I was looking at two ends of one or just two). Looks like some kind of worm, popped out to pull a mysis shrimp into the algae and vanished.


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Old 02/04/2018, 08:33 PM   #6264
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Been watching this guy slowly grow since coming in on my live rock back in October (From TBS) however I haven't been able to identify it. Believe it is some sort of LPS, thoughts?



Then I also found this guy crawling on the glass this morning. Could be some sort of nudibranch but resembled closer to a shell less limpet, about the size of a nickel. Any thoughts?
Looks like a sto
matella snail

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Old 02/04/2018, 08:41 PM   #6265
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Nudi. Pic is kinda blurry but ot has the telltale legs amd what appears to be antennae of a Nudibranch.

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Old 02/04/2018, 08:43 PM   #6266
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Somatella snails don't hunt as you said it appeared to do.

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Old 02/05/2018, 02:11 PM   #6267
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Nudi. Pic is kinda blurry but ot has the telltale legs amd what appears to be antennae of a Nudibranch.

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This looks like it was directed at me, but your next post seems to reference the other. Is it my nudi?


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Old 02/06/2018, 03:56 AM   #6268
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Any clues? Got this almost tree like growth.

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Old 02/06/2018, 11:24 AM   #6269
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Foraminiferan. (harmless)


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Old 02/06/2018, 11:36 AM   #6270
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Foraminiferan. (harmless)
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Old 02/07/2018, 01:39 AM   #6271
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Hi, this is my first post so I don't know if this is even the right spot but anyway, I've been in the reef keeping for about 3 years now and I'm finally getting another tank started. It's a diy 29 with a 5 sump that fits in my dorm room. So I'm starting out fresh with dead rock and a few pieces of LR from an LFS that I know has good stuff. So it's been about 2.5 weeks and I noticed something growing on the glass, I've search a lot on this forum and on the internet and can't figure out what it is... Any ideas??


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Old 02/07/2018, 07:50 AM   #6272
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Impossible to say without a picture.


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Impossible to say without a picture.
Sorry I thought I posted one using the guidelines on a this forum, let me try again. http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/VD...l.jpg.html?o=0

I wasn't able to get the image to work directly on the forum, it was just show a black X on the post... don't know what I'm doing wrong....


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Old 02/07/2018, 03:50 PM   #6274
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Impossible to say without a picture.
Never mind, I was copying the wrong image code...




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Old 02/15/2018, 12:40 AM   #6275
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Some new rock with critters
Looking for some info with critter lore.

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