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Discussion in 'Clams' started by DSC reef, Mar 17, 2013.

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  1. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    I noticed my squamosa all closed up so while I was inspecting him I noticed these catepillar looking things. Any idea on what they are? I removed all 4 of them.
     

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  3. weems23

    weems23 Astrea Snail

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    Looks like some species of large bristle worm. A fireworm is a common example.
     
  4. cosmo

    cosmo Giant Squid

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    yeah looks like a bristleworm, prob not an issue, but what are all those little white things? I'd look up pyramid snails and make sure you don't have those.
     
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    DevinH Montipora Capricornis

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    Keep your hands away from it. It will hurt if you get any bristles in you.
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Bristle worm and follow cosmo's advise to be safe.
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    All the white is sand. I removed everything off of him just to be safe. Thanks.
     
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  9. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    There were 4 of them on the clam? That is usually a bad sign for the clam, sometimes it indicates impending death.
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    I hope not. The squamosa has been growing like crazy so hopefully it pulls through