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Old 04-05-2007, 02:26 AM   #1
 
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what are these?

I have recently started a 65 gallon tank. It only contains live rock, a goby, and a cleaner shrimp, so far. I have noticed some jellyfish looking inverts on the glass. They have eight legs and those legs seem to split into more legs, or tentacles. What are these? My LFS said that they could be baby corals?
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Old 04-05-2007, 03:28 AM   #2
 
coral usually dont have legs. how about a pic, i bet you could have an answer pretty quick. it is pretty much impossible to give answer without pic, so many different things in tanks.
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:05 AM   #3
 
i think i know what you are talking about, they are not corals or jellyfish. are they white? a pic would definately help identify, that is if you are able to get a pic that small.
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Old 04-05-2007, 02:34 PM   #4
 
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Unfortunantly, I cannot seem to get these little guys on a picture. But to answer your question melissa, they are white, and the head is a clear bulb with a small white center. There are about 50 of these just hanging out on the glass, and swiming around the tank.
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Old 04-05-2007, 05:28 PM   #5
 
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put the camera on macro mode
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Old 04-05-2007, 05:50 PM   #6
 
They sound like copods.
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Old 04-09-2007, 02:30 PM   #7
 
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Now we know why pics help so much.

My first thought was you were describing aiptasia but then you changed it to copepods. Do an internet search on either just so you'll be familiar with them in the future.
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Old 04-09-2007, 05:32 PM   #8
 
sounds like copoed.
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Old 04-14-2007, 03:03 PM   #9
 
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update

those jellyfish looking copepods that I had mentioned before have now changed colors from white to red. Is this what copepods usually do?
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Old 05-18-2007, 02:20 AM   #10
 
you may want to try looking up hydroid jellyfish or hydroide jellyfish.they look like a teeny snow flake.if its them,don't worry about it
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