[Resolved] Unknown bi-valve on torch *Close up added*

Discussion in 'ID This!' started by HeiHei29er, May 3, 2013.

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  1. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    I think it looks like a bivalve too.....can you take it off? It definitely doesn't look like another branch.....
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    It does look like a bivalve of some sort, oyster type.

    Change the title and see if pagojoe will know the ID.
     
  4. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Sorry, no idea here, bump a friendly bump it up for ya.

    I do hope the mystery gets solved soon.

    That torch looks great. OUt of my 56 species of coral, a torch is currently not one of them.
    I definitely want one however, they look really nice.
     
  5. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree on a type of bivalve. FWIW I have had one of a piece of rock for over 3 years so I doubt it is the cause of your issues.
     
  6. HeiHei29er

    HeiHei29er Gigas Clam

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    It was a bi-valve of some kind.

    Woke up this morning and the head above the bi-valve had no tentacles left. I decided to remove the coral because the other head was looking worse. It definitely smelled septic.

    I popped the bi-valve and it was just attached to the skeleton. I don't think it was the cause. No idea what happened to the torch. Guess it just didn't like my tank. :(
     
  7. Chance

    Chance Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Well if something was growing out of your skeleton, would you be happy? Sorry to hear about the coral. Is there a QT in it's future?
     
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  9. Greg@LionfishLair

    Greg@LionfishLair 3reef Sponsor

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    Your critter is an oyster of some type, similar to a thorny oyster. It really shouldn't hurt your coral. You can just wiggle it and pull it off if you don't like it.