zoa stinging hitch hiker ... not sure what it is.

Discussion in 'ID This!' started by LoJack, Aug 28, 2009.

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  1. LoJack

    LoJack Sea Dragon

    Aug 3, 2009
    Thompson, Manitoba, Canada
    I can't get a picture of it ... it even blurs in macro mode its so small.

    I have a tubs blue zoa frag, with 13 polyps on it ... one of which suddenly closed and has been for 2 days. I picked up the frag, inspected it ... seen nothing.

    Today, still closed ... so looked again, extremely closely. Saw a small orange mass. But very very small.

    Its like a little tiny ball of twine, orange in color. extremely fine thread, like a spaghetti worm tentacle would be ... removed it, and polyp opened up with 10 minutes.

    i have no idea what it was ... can't find it online anywhere, and can't get a photo of the tiny thing.

    Any ideas?
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  3. lillys Grandad

    lillys Grandad Horrid Stonefish

    Feb 25, 2008
    Rio Linda, California
    When I swap'd out my 55 for a 90 I discovered these tiny Orange worms you discribe...I removed the obvious ones, but I'm sure I did not remove all...I would have to accept..In my mind ...that it is part of the natural biology of the system..I have NOT seen any do'n bad things in my tank ?...I would say..FREE FOOD!! bump ya.