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cwmorrow 01-20-2014 03:33 PM

Identification
 
I saw two tiny creatures in the refugium.
Cone shaped, like a badmitton birdie. Perhaps three millimeters long. Clear, white at the point, white on the edge of the skirt. About three mm long. Too small to get a picture.
What are they?

wake49 01-20-2014 03:37 PM

They sound like feather dusters.

cwmorrow 01-20-2014 04:54 PM

They are free swimming.

wake49 01-21-2014 08:48 AM

Oh, I may have those too. I will see if I can grab a pic and we can compare. That will be later today, after work though...

cwmorrow 01-25-2014 03:07 PM

The guy at the LFS tells me they are hydroids.

badxgillen 01-25-2014 03:53 PM

Good old hydroids,it is a big group with some being not so good.
Still hard to say without a visual.
Have you seen anything like it in any books?

cwmorrow 01-25-2014 10:32 PM

The photo I linked to is a good representation of it, looking end to end.
I found one in the tank today, on the glass.

badxgillen 01-26-2014 12:44 PM

That sir looks like a hydroid to me.


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