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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) )

spider webs?


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    Heidi - Reefkeeper
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    Default spider webs?

    Here are these ugly things I wan to get rid of them. It looks like a very unorganized spider web. I pull it off and it comes back in like 1 min . . .
    Best picture I could get sorry . . . IMG 1183 - spider webs?

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    looks like vermitid snail snot strings

    they are attached to the rock in tiny tubes
    I have been reefing from 08-2007 till 5-2011

    reef tanks are like wifes you have to give them some attention every now and then

    current tank is an 80g FW containing Oscars

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    The ones in my tank only do that when they get agitated. There's likely something in your tank that is stressing them out. Do they only do it when you do a water change? or something else that could stress them out?

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    That's how vermetid snails eat. They put out a long web, catch what they can, then slowly pull it back in, eating while they do it.

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    Alright guys I guess if they are harmless I will let them live Thanks for the help!
    -Heidi

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    +1 Vermitid Snail Snot Strings. LOL

    I have one. I moved him to where he attaches his Snot Strings to the Koralia instead of my corals. It is actually pretty cool to watch them eat. And he likes it there because stuff flows into his web all the time.

    Here's mine:
    tubeworm - spider webs?

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    I have a bunch of them~when ever I do a wc it's like someone went crazy with silly string.
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    haha, I've been wondering what these where. Thanks!!

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    Default i have one as well

    I have one of these in my tank as well and wondered what it was. They are neat but also kinda a pain.

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    Heidi - Reefkeeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by vittleking View Post
    haha, I've been wondering what these where. Thanks!!
    Quote Originally Posted by mikezalewski View Post
    I have one of these in my tank as well and wondered what it was. They are neat but also kinda a pain.
    So I am so glad my silly question and not so great picture has help you two identify this seemingly common hitchhiker.
    This is why I love CR!
    Heidi

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