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lisalisa
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PostPosted: 2006.07.18(Tue)17:50    Post subject: What is this thing? Reply with quote

As with any reef tank, stuff is always popping up that wasn't there before. I can usualy figure out what it is. But not this time. This thing showed up last night. It's on a back of a rock at the back of the tank so I don't know if this is the entire animal, an arm or what. Can anybody tell me what this is and if it's a good thing or a bad thing please? I figured it to be about 2-3" long.




Thanks so much,

Lisa
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SLACkra
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PostPosted: 2006.07.18(Tue)18:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like the arm of a bristlestar of some sort! thats my best guess. you could confirm this by goign after it next time you see an "arm" sticking out. mabe you could lure it out into the open. try checking the tank late at night I think they are nocturnal to some extent.

andrew
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lisalisa
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PostPosted: 2006.07.18(Tue)18:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone emailed that they thought it was a Bristle worm. Seems they are correct. Whether it's a good thing or a bad thing, nobody seems to know Smile

Thank you,

Lisa
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SLACkra
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PostPosted: 2006.07.18(Tue)18:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

nope that aint a bristle worm, a briste star, as in a star fish Razz

do a google image search and you will get a good idea of what they generally look like but there are many different species.

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dale
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PostPosted: 2006.07.20(Thu)20:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your pic's don't seem to work.

Spelled: Brittle star. Good for the tank (unless very large), scavenger and detritus eater.
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SLACkra
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PostPosted: 2006.07.21(Fri)1:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

ug sorry dale I always get that confused brittle star... ug.

anyways when the pics did work it definatly looked like the arm of a brittle star.

andrew
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dale
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PostPosted: 2006.07.21(Fri)18:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Member of the spelling police Shocked

Hey Slackra, I've gone to J&L's several times as you suggested a while ago. Nice tanks! They have kindly taken several hundred dollars off of my hands for me Smile
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PostPosted: 2006.07.21(Fri)20:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep that place was like the mecca for vancouver marine hobbiests! such great advice and such an amazing selection of invertabrates, corals and fish.

glad you liked their place,

Andrew
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