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Old 07/21/2018, 10:31 PM   #1
JayBauman
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Reef Nube....Can anyone help ID my hitchhikers?

I'm still quite new at this hobby, and I appreciate the knowledge I am learning on Reef Central.

My tank is about 3 months old, and I've started to notice some freeloaders hanging around a piece of my original live rock. There are 2 guys I'm worried about. Can anyone help me identify the critters and let me know if they're OK or let know if I need to eradicate?

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I have 2 pictures of these white spiny worm-like things. I haven't noticed them moving, as they always seem to be in the same place....




This next guys looks like a greenish/tan branch, located in my live sand below the same live rock with the white "worms".



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Old 07/22/2018, 12:38 AM   #2
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#1 - Not sure.

#2 - Maybe peanut worms? Do they move around?

#3 - Do you happen to have any anthelia coral? Looks like it might be a piece of one. Have you seen it move?


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Old 07/22/2018, 06:42 AM   #3
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#2 - Maybe peanut worms? Do they move around?
None of the white things have moved. And they don't seem to be growing either.

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#3 - Do you happen to have any anthelia coral? Looks like it might be a piece of one. Have you seen it move?
This thing has been in my tank since before I had any frags. It doesn't move.

Thanks for your help,
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Old 07/22/2018, 06:43 AM   #4
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not a bad start, maybe vermetids? I would upgrade you from nube to noob


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Old 07/24/2018, 07:25 AM   #5
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Picture 2 looks like feather dusters

Picture 3 looks like a bristle worm

If so, no reason for concern.


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Old 07/24/2018, 08:02 AM   #6
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Harmless tube worms and what looks like it may be some macroalgae that I commonly see called Red Razor Bryothamnion

No worries there at all..


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Old 07/25/2018, 07:52 PM   #7
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Thanks for the help. Now I can quite worrying about unwanted varmints and start focusing on what corals I want to start adding....


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