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What type of fish is in the middle of CaptiveReefs (top left corner of page...hint it is the main character in Finding Nemo) )

hydroid or something else?


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    Default hydroid or something else?

    Hello, I have several of these whitish, transparent "worms" that extend and retract and hang out in the current. They do not seem to have a hard spiny base, they just extend directly out of the live rock. This one seems particularly irritating to the zoas. My son thinks they are hydroids. Hopefully not...
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    Look like hydroids to me.

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    +1 on the hydroids. Parma MI! I have done a few grids over there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Patrick View Post
    Look like hydroids to me.
    dang...are they going to cause a big problem, do I leave them be or try to get rid of them? If so, how do I do this?

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    Don't panic just yet.

    I think they're "something else"... and a harmless something else at that. I just checked my reference books (where I recalled reading about these) but did not find anything there. I'll keep looking and will post whatever I find.

    I've had these for years. Never more than a few here and there.

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