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26Bow
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PostPosted: 2003.06.24(Tue)13:52    Post subject: Please help indentify... Reply with quote

Unknown critter on liverock... Question Question



Have no clue, please help and identify...
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SLACkra
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PostPosted: 2003.06.24(Tue)15:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK I believe that those are mushroom corals. they just need some time before they open up. or they could be some tube worms tube. other wise I believe that you have nothing to worry about.
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26Bow
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PostPosted: 2003.06.24(Tue)16:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never was worried...whatever it is...it is alive...I watch it open and close...like it's filtering water...still looking for a definitive answer...
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SoS
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Joined: 16 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: 2003.06.24(Tue)17:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be a Sea Squirt(tunicate). They are harmless filter feeders. Sometimes they grow in awesome colors, unfortunately 99% of the time they are pretty drab.
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The Old Salt
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PostPosted: 2003.06.24(Tue)18:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of the ones around here are bright orange and yellow.

26bow, you are right, it is filtering water. Like SoS said, sea squirts are filter feeders. if you have a lot of live rock in the tank and not too much mechanical filtration, they'll probably live. They'd enjoy an occasional feeding, though.
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SLACkra
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PostPosted: 2003.06.24(Tue)18:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry about bad info but they do look like mushrooms that arent opened up. I have tons of sea squirts in m tank there white and they live in the caves.
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26Bow
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PostPosted: 2003.06.24(Tue)18:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the identification...
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karlas
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PostPosted: 2003.06.25(Wed)18:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

just some pages on sea sqiurts for you

http://depts.washington.edu/fhlk12/StudentProjects/Tun.biology.html

http://www.mermaid1.demon.co.uk/body_squirts.htm
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