Critter & other i.d. please. - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 05-23-2010, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
gwocni's Avatar
 
Critter & other i.d. please.

Can anyone tell me what these are please?

A critter.



A "thingy".



And this algae please.(Which is getting everywhere)



Thanks for having a look

David.
gwocni is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 05-24-2010, 01:04 AM
Member
 
teddyzaper's Avatar
 
the first picture is a bristle worm, they can be dangerous if they get out of control so watch out.

the second is aptasia which is a fast spredding anemone which will suffocate other corals

the last is most likely a diatom bloom, which is good for your tank and after it dies down by itself you will most likely be ready to add fish SLOWLY!

Subject: Larry LaPrise dead at 93

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.
teddyzaper is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 05-24-2010, 03:23 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
gwocni's Avatar
 
Brilliant, thanks for that Teddy. Now do I machine gun the Bristle worm or let him go for a while? (There appears to be only one) It may be hard enough to do coz he seems quite quick at disappearing into the rock :)
Same applies to the Aptasia and once again there only seems to be one of these.

It's good to know that the algae will subside and I look forward to that. It seems to be prolific where the light is as the back of the rock and the undersides are clear of it.

Thanks for the reply
David
Watching & Learning.
gwocni is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 05-24-2010, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
gwocni's Avatar
 
On close examination over a bit of time I have discovered three of these little creepie crawlies.......... They're fast, I went for them with the pointy nose pliers and they disappeared very quickly indeed. Perhaps I should get a youngster to try to catch them. One is quite big and looks easy enough to catch.... lolol.

Is there a way to wipe them out en masse or do I have to chase them individually round the tank? I have also noticed that the brown algae is appearing ever so faintly on the glass. Should I leave it or clean it now whilst it's barely showing?

Thanks in advance
David.
gwocni is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 05-24-2010, 09:49 PM
New Member
 
njudson's Avatar
 
There is no reason to kill a bristleworm if that is what you are trying to catch. they are scavengers which should not be a problem unless the tank is overfeed and they get big

24"x24"x24" Rimless Starfire 60g Cube
Apex Lite, SWC 120 Cone, Ecotech Radion XR30w, MP40
Magnifica Anemone focused Reef
Yellow Spotted Kole Tang, Orchid Dottyback, Mandarin, Multibar Angel, Ocellaris Pair
njudson is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 05-25-2010, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
gwocni's Avatar
 
Thanks NJ,

I'm totally new so I may over-react. However, thanks again for the info. All greatfully received. I'm in the midst of trying to track down a skimmer that fits into the Resun 400 to progress it a bit further.

Thanks
David.
gwocni is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 05-29-2010, 12:35 AM
Member
 
teddyzaper's Avatar
 
hey sorry for not responding, you can track them down if you want to but they wont harm if you dont overfeed. the apasia you can kill with pure lemon juice in the center of its mouth, they will be bad for the tank and get really anoying

Subject: Larry LaPrise dead at 93

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.
teddyzaper is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to teddyzaper For This Useful Post:
Diesel007 (06-05-2010)
post #8 of 9 Old 06-05-2010, 12:12 PM
New Member
 
Good info and a good laugh. Bonus!

How do I apply the lemon juice?

Thanks,

Jose
Diesel007 is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 06-06-2010, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
gwocni's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diesel007 View Post
Good info and a good laugh. Bonus!

How do I apply the lemon juice?

Thanks,

Jose
Medical type syringe (5ml) is probably best :)
gwocni is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weird critter: Triops iamntbatman Invertebrates 13 12-22-2008 10:54 AM
black critter clarinetlvr Saltwater Fish Diseases 2 02-22-2007 07:05 AM
worm like critter... clarinetlvr Saltwater Fish Diseases 4 01-28-2007 11:57 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome