A good place to identify good or bad HITCHHICKERS

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  1. Ruth C Lewis

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    Hey can anyone tell me if this could be some kind of urchin its as big as my nail and looks like a pencil urchin. I dont think its a spider but who knows 20170530_001048.jpg
     
  2. trio91

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    Looks like a pencil/mine urchin
     
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  3. Ruth C Lewis

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    Ok i just bought these zoas and look at this lil guy. Any ideas???
     
  4. Ruth C Lewis

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  5. Ruth C Lewis

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    This came in on our zoas. Any clue? 20170603_150358.jpg
     
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    redfishbluefish Officer Emeritus Officer Emeritus NJRC Member

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    My guess is a sponge. Does it move....have eyes....have an opening?

    If it moves, I'm leaning towards a nudibranch.
     
  7. Ruth C Lewis

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    No i had to pull it off it was stuck on them with those strings
     
  8. Ruth C Lewis

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    Heres a new one...i just like to post what i dont find anywhere in my research so i can learn about it basically. 20170605_231427.jpg
     
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    The mushroom or the stick?
     
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    Looks like a hydroid. Used something hard to break the tube and scrape it away
     
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  11. Ruth C Lewis

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    I thought it was a hydroid...but its has a clear bubble on the end not feather like
     
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    Ok peeps. My husbands 60 gallon he had put some zoas in it..he doesnt really move stuff or do anything like that. But one day we saw his feather duster come out and never saw him again. Then we noticed this growing over his zoas..could this be the worm making his tube. See the line thats encrusting the zoas? Any ideas? 20170613_102152.jpg
     
  13. Giovani Cordero

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    I found this right now in my snail is good or bad? I had a sand shifter star and I don't find it in my display tank and I love this snail from it to the nano tank ?[​IMG]

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  14. Ruth C Lewis

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    Its a good snail
     
  15. Giovani Cordero

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    I'm not talking about the snail the star on top

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  16. kschweer

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    That's an asterina star fish. Some say they are harmless while other, including myself, have had issues with them irritating Zoas.
     
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    20170701_021134.jpg Anyone know what this is? The transparent little feelers their are long ones on the left but if you enlarge the pic there are more shorter ones on the right. My trumpets were never in grwat shape since i took them from my husbands tank
     
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    I would guess its algae. You can try scrubbing (very carefully near the flesh) it with an old toothbrush to get rid of it.
     
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    Heres another new one i found on a new zoa rock 20170816_202505.jpg 20170816_202539.jpg
     
  20. kschweer

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    Apears to be colonial tunicates. Usually harmless filter feeders.
     
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