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  1. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    Leucilla nuttingi sponge

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    Zoo eating nudibranch
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    Zoo eating nudibranch egg sack
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    Foraminferen
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    Dinoflagellates
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    Asterina sp. starfish
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    Hydroid
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    Spirorbid worm
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    Spirorbid worm (macro mode)
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    Mantis shrimp
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    Aceol flatworm
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    Eunicid worm
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    Scypha sponge
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  3. ziggy222

    ziggy222 Fire Goby

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    i've always known the Hydroid as a Hydroid jellifish.that
    Spirorbid worm looks like a small barnacle,are they?
    that spaghetti worm i always thought was a maduessa worm,are they the same?and the
    Scypha sponge i've always known as an urn sponge.theres lots of different names for each thing,i just wanted to see if i had them wrong or if those names are just more scientific.
     
  4. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    Correct. Digitate hydroids are the dangerous ones and not these little guys.


    No, barnacles are crustaceans and sporibid worms are polychaetes.

    No. They are different. Here's a great article on medusa's. Aquarium Invertebrates

    Only a scientist can correctly ID between Scypha vs Leucilla and they require a microscope to do it. Doesn't matter....they're both harmless. Another common name for both of them is a pineapple sponge.
     
  5. ziggy222

    ziggy222 Fire Goby

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    No, barnacles are crustaceans and sporibid worms are polychaetes.

    i have them all through my system.they don't seem to hurt anything so i'm not worried.here i thought they were baby barnacles.
     
  6. coral reefer

    coral reefer Giant Squid

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    Thanks for the info Curt!

    I have so many pineapple sponges and spirorbid worms in my 75 on the glass and in my protein skimmer!!!!!
     
  7. YellowBelly

    YellowBelly Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    Thanks for the information.
     
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  9. snooopidydoo

    snooopidydoo Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Is Dinoflagellates safe ?
    I seem to have some of that..
     
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    YellowBelly Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Don't know much more about them except that they're a nuisance and can sting neighboring corals. SPS corals are more sensitive to their stings than soft corals. Either way, I'd take a pair of tweezers and remove as many as you can.
     
  12. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Not really. Are you doing anything to rid yourself of the dinos?