Common IDs

Discussion in 'ID This!' started by crappyballer, Nov 16, 2007.

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  1. crappyballer

    crappyballer Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    i've seen a lot of posts on id's of the same thing mostly what are below so maybe this will help those people find their answers a little faster. if there is anything to add by all means post away.

    Scypha sponge/ Pineapple Sponge

    Harmless Filter Feeder

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    Copepods

    Beneficial part of your tank, everything eats these little guys.

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    Micro Feather dusters
    Harmless Filter Feeders

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    Spirorbid Worms

    Harmless Filter feeder that will soon be everywhere.

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    Tunicates

    Harmless filter feeders, they look pretty but in the long run they can be hard to keep.

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    Hydroids

    these are basically baby jelly fish, although it will be most unlikely that they will ever turn to real jelly fish. basically harmless.

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    vermetid worm
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  3. Camilsky

    Camilsky Montipora Capricornis

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    Thanks ! That's useful!
     
  4. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    Useful ID's, thanks. Krama up
     
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  5. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    Good Work! -- will be a help to many.
     
  6. coral reefer

    coral reefer Giant Squid

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    Nice job and a great find! Thanks...
    This will help answer many questions and offer alot of relief to fellow reefers wondering what these unique and interesting animals are!!!
     
  7. daeraelle

    daeraelle Plankton

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    This should be a sticky!
     
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  9. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Done :D
     
  10. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    Foram

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    pseudocorynactis

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    Scutus (with back flap closed) I circled where the back flap is often open

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    Zoanthid Eating Nudibranch (photo by kelli Czerwinski)

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    Zoanthid eating nudibranch eggs (photo by Dwight Cambell)

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    Asterina Starfish

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    Chiton with several hitchhiking barnacles on it's back

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  11. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    Ulva
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    Sargassum
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    Padina
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    Halymenia
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    Gracilaria
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    Dictyota
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    Dasya baillouviana
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    EDIT: On the last picture, there's a algae that looks VERY similar called Asparagopsis which I cannot find a public domain picture of. Basically, if it looks like cotton candy, it's typically one of those two species.

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  12. Daniel072

    Daniel072 Giant Squid

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    thanks. I have a chiton in my tank and didn't know what it was