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post #1 of 7 Old 10-30-2007, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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Hitchhiker ID

Can anyone help me id these? the first is some sort of anemone i think. its about 10mm across and come out when the lights are off?

the second are 2 little static anemone type things. the dont move around but shrink right down when disturbed. they are only about 10mm high aswell.

The third is some kind of snail i know that much but is it reef safe?

thanks heaps.

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post #2 of 7 Old 10-31-2007, 11:35 AM
I cant be sure but it looks like a turbo snail.They are actually good for the tank since they tend like to eat brown algae.I dont remember them being over prolific so i dont think they will multiply and overwelm your tank.
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post #3 of 7 Old 10-31-2007, 05:47 PM
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looks like a turbo snail and some clove polyps, the top one i'm not sure about but it almost resembles a hellfire anemone......and they have a notoriously painful sting so i wouldn't recommend touching it, (though i honestly don't think that's what it is, never hurts to be safe) : )
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post #4 of 7 Old 10-31-2007, 07:13 PM
The second could easily be any clove polyp, possibly even colt or kenyan frags. The bad ones could be aptasia or majano anemone. Google all of the above to see if any spark your attention.

The snail will be a benefit.
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post #5 of 7 Old 11-16-2007, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
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thanks alot guys. the colt coral frag makes sence cause they are sitting right next to my big colt coral.
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post #6 of 7 Old 11-19-2007, 08:11 AM
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the second looks like an anthelia....
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post #7 of 7 Old 12-15-2007, 05:35 PM
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Ya they are probaby are :D :D :D :D :D

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