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cwmorrow 09-23-2013 10:04 AM

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.

Thanks!

Wayne

badxgillen 09-23-2013 10:42 AM

Would love to see a picture if you got em.

cwmorrow 09-23-2013 11:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by badxgillen (Post 3067913)
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.

badxgillen 09-23-2013 12:31 PM

I will keep my eyes peeled for your pics.

cwmorrow 09-23-2013 05:37 PM

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The hermits have so persecuted the worms that they have withdrawn into their holes.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. :)

badxgillen 09-23-2013 08:08 PM

Certainly look like a macro algae to me,nice score.Maybe a red palm macro after it has been stripped of fronds.

cwmorrow 09-23-2013 08:17 PM

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And one of the worms. This one is from the curing tank, so it may be in distress.

badxgillen 09-23-2013 10:34 PM

One of the peanut worms I presume?

cwmorrow 09-24-2013 06:24 AM

I think so, although the one I found outside the rock is white, and the dead ones gray.

badxgillen 09-24-2013 10:30 AM

Time will tell, once its open you should be able to get a better ID.


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