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Unknown Caribbean creatures
Old 09-23-2013, 11:04 AM   #1
 
Unknown Caribbean creatures

Found in some live rock from Puerto rico.
A live peanut worm, several dead ones, and two unknowns:

Attached to a rock, about two inches high and one and a half inches wide. Green, looks like a leafless shrub. Resembles fern coral. The branches appear to be hollow. It is pliant, like a plant.

The second creature, three of them. The size of a raisin, dark in color, living in holes of the rock. What part I can see is relatively smooth. Under red light at light, fans rather like feather dusters appear. I believe the fans are light colored, but of course I can't tell under red LEDs.
The hermit crabs tried to get them, and they withdrew into their holes.

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Wayne
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:42 AM   #2
 
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Would love to see a picture if you got em.
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:37 PM   #3
 
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Would love to see a picture if you got em.
I'll see if I can get some tonight, I only have a phone camera.
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:31 PM   #4
 
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I will keep my eyes peeled for your pics.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:37 PM   #5
 
The hermits have so persecuted the worms that they have withdrawn into their holes. The rock is in a bowl now; they may come out later.

Here is the coral, macro algae, what ever. :)
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:08 PM   #6
 
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Certainly look like a macro algae to me,nice score.Maybe a red palm macro after it has been stripped of fronds.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:17 PM   #7
 
And one of the worms. This one is from the curing tank, so it may be in distress.
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:34 PM   #8
 
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One of the peanut worms I presume?
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:24 AM   #9
 
I think so, although the one I found outside the rock is white, and the dead ones gray.
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:30 AM   #10
 
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Time will tell, once its open you should be able to get a better ID.
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