SPS Pest ID

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  1. nc208082

    nc208082 Zoanthid

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    Hey All
    Been a while since I've posted on here but after searching everywhere I have no clue. I was helping a friend out because his coral was declining fast. Fast forward I brought it over to my tank, did a dip in revive and placed it in tank, 12 hours later looked good. 12 hours after that looked almost dead. Upon closer inspection I noticed these weird little white circles on the coral I found about 5-6 of them in total. They were attached pretty securely had to pop them off with a sharp point. I tried searching but cannot find a positive ID on what these are. any help?
    Thanks
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  3. artrichter001

    artrichter001 Fire Worm

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    They look like tiny limpets to me!

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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Limpets or barnacles. Barnacles would not concern me, I have had them on my sps without issue. Some limpets are sps eaters so I would be on the watch.
     
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    Does dipping get rid of those?
     
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  9. Magnus

    Magnus Sharknado

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    Tincture of Iodine won't kill Vermetid snails. For what I'm reading on that thread that I linked you to in our conversation/chat thingy the Bayer dip will.
     
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    nc208082 Zoanthid

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    Thank you for all the replies. I'm inclined to believe they were a bad type of limpet by how they were attached to the coral, when popping them off it felt they had bitten into the coral and were holding on quite hard. I quickly pulled the coral because I have tons of SPS in my tank and didn't want to risk infecting anything. Thanks again everyone.
    :)