Mysterious killer! help ASAP!

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  1. Sheliaknows

    Sheliaknows Fire Worm

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    OK i just by chance out of the corner of my eye saw the craziest thing in my tank.... holy crap!!!! i don't forsure know what it is but i am hoping that if i describe it someone might know.

    I'll start off nice and slow......phew...take a deep breath......I saw a turbo snail flopping back and forth like they usually do when trying to get something off their back but this one was being grabbed or more like engulfed by a fluid creature, and by fluid i mean a squishy soft thing like maybe a squid or octopus or cuttle fish. so anyways the snail is a gonner its whole body and shell was covered by this tan colored stretchy mass that leaked out of a hole in a rock under my LTA and slowly retreated back into the hole and left a bare shell. no tenticles just a large blob that was tan in color and had some cross thatch pattern all over. it could stretch and move

    I am Officially freaked right out!!

    I need ideas and suggestions as i know this is not reef safe....things have been disappearing .
     
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  3. bama

    bama Humpback Whale

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    creepy, I have no idea what it could be..
     
  4. elweshomayor

    elweshomayor Giant Squid

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    **cough** alien **cough** lol...

    hmm... some type of nudibranch? ( do they eat snails? idk that comes to my mind)

    i thought squid or starfish...

    or a type of worm.?
     
  5. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    Ewww that sounds really scary!! Could be some type of worm. I can't think of the name right now, but I know there is one that is tan and quite large and very vicious....
     
  6. Renee@LionfishLair

    Renee@LionfishLair 3reef Sponsor

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    Do a google image search for Pericelis sp and see if it matches.

    I can't find my flatworm pictures. But there's a brown one with a pattern that's kind of common.

    Link
     
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  7. Kevin3884

    Kevin3884 Tassled File Fish

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    Maybe it was the Smoke Monster from "Lost" ;D
     
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  9. Sheliaknows

    Sheliaknows Fire Worm

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    i can still see a part of whatever it is... it moves fluidly, it's soft like an anemone. can anyone give me some ideas on what it could be as i need to come up with a plan to remove it!

    Also it's been here for awhile and seems to have stayed in one place all the time. I can tell as i knew something was eating my snails and would just leave shell piles under me LTA. I just all this time thought the LTA was having snail meals. if it was a nudibrach what kind could it be? i want to look at picts of different possible canidates and choose the most likely as i doubt its comming out for a photo shoot
     
  10. Seano Hermano

    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

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    Haha I bet that's what is is. This sounds cray though.
     
  11. Seano Hermano

    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

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    Keep that camera next to the tank! If it comes out get a quick shot.
     
  12. schackmel

    schackmel Giant Squid

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    could it be a medussa worm?

    have you added any new rock lately? Not common but probably not unheard of to have a hitchhicker octopus or cuttle I guess. But look up medussa worms and see if that looked like it