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Need help with ID of Unknown Hitchhiker


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    Wy Renegade - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Need help with ID of Unknown Hitchhiker

    Need some help, I seem to have an unknown hitchhiker. This morning, my frag was sitting in the sandbed, by this afternoon, it looked like this;
    UnknownTankoccupant16Nov2010 - Need help with ID of Unknown Hitchhiker

    I know the picture isn't real clear, but it is in a hard to get position. The frag and rubble were attached to the larger rock.

    I know I have a pistol shrimp in the tank, but never heard of them gluing or webbing rock particles together.

    Anybody have any idea what type of critter might do this?
    I collect PEs, and I'm always looking to trade for ones I don't have yet.

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    Tom@HaslettMI - Reefkeeper
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    Sorry but I can't really tell what's going on in the pic. My guess would be some type of worm... but such a general statement isn't very helpful. I would suggest either pulling the webbing appart to see if you can spot the responsible party and/or try shining the area at night. Please keep up posted.

    Tom

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    Wy Renegade - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Thanks Tom, you're the second person who suggested a worm. I did pull the webbing apart, but found nothing. Based on the frag plug size, that must be a mighty big worm. Guess I'm going on a worm hunt.
    I collect PEs, and I'm always looking to trade for ones I don't have yet.

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    More than likely a Eunicid worm. They create little "tunnels" of sorts by using mucus to stick things together. Other worms can do this as well, but these are the most common we experience.
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