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Two IDs: Tube Worm thing & Anemone?


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    thefishgirl - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Two IDs: Tube Worm thing & Anemone?

    Hi guys...

    I have up for ID these two "things".

    The worm thingy sends out a "slime web", then reels back in whatever he catches and eats it (I guess). It's shell/tube is hard, like a cocoworm.

    The other thing looks like some type of anemone to me. It must have came in as a hitchhiker on something. It's way in the back of my tank. I was able to get a shot of it when I move my Galaxia out of the way. It's foot is what reminds me of anemone.

    Thanks!

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    graphixx - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    the second looks like a spaghetti type worm not sure on the first one
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    Isn;t there a snail that lives in those empty tubes. I forget the ID right now but it will come to me.

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    vermetid snails

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    No wonder I couldn't find it on the web.. I was looking for a worm. Do you think it's web o'slime will bug my corals? I don't care about my GSP, but my zoas and blastos are another story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefishgirl View Post
    No wonder I couldn't find it on the web.. I was looking for a worm. Do you think it's web o'slime will bug my corals? I don't care about my GSP, but my zoas and blastos are another story!
    They don;t seem to hurt SPS, not sure about others

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    thefishgirl - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    So, I think I have an ID on my "anemone"... it's an ANEMONE!

    Thalassianthus Aster

    I believe based on the other pictures I've seen that this is what I have. Thank you Deb Berlin for finding that needle in a haystack! Sounds like it can be nasty if it decides to go on a walkabout.

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    The vermetid snails are more a PITA making the corals look bad with a spider web across them. I usually put a dab of Instant glue in the hole to seal it up and kill the snail.
    Last edited by BeakerBob; 10-10-2009 at 06:30 PM. Reason: spelling corrected.

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    never had the snails cause any issues for me with my corals and havn't even seen them since I added the 6line wrass and scooterblenny

    couldnt realy see anything in the first pic though other then the kenya tree

    tazzy

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    Google "curly Q anenome" I can't tell from the pics but it looks like that might be your ID.
    Does water always taste like salt and poo????


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