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  1. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hey guys, I have 55 gallons long mixed reef tank. Right now, I'm battling with Dino. At this moment, I'm darkening my tank for 72 hours while dosing dinoX. How do I get rid of it? I have searched online and cannot find a definite answer. I read on Advance Aquarist and according to his research...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have a new tank that I've cycled with live sand and live rock. Since I went with all live rock it cycled pretty quick, so I think we were able to keep most (if not all) of the hitchhikers alive. Most of the hitchhikers I expected: small starfish, spionid worms, and a few very small fan worms...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    wondering what this could be, bought this zoa frag about a year ago and thought it was just a piece of liverock but then it started to grow bigger than the plug and started getting a smooth glassy reflection to it, feels very hard to the touch and just recently it started having polyps extend
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Ya'll So I've had this silver xenia coral for about 2-3 months. Healthy since then. Closed up Thursday or Friday, and hasn't opened since. There is a small brown, two holed, and appears to be empty appendage on the side of the frag. It shrinks back in when when you touch it or get near it...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, when I bought the xenia it was on quite a large plate of live rock and had what looks like a clam on the underside. I broke the live rock so I could milliput it to a good place in the tank. In doing so the clam style hitchhiker came off. I set it on some rock near the front of the tank...
  6. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    My Goni retracted today and I notices a spot on him that was discolored. It has little hair like appendages coming out from it that retract when touched. Any idea whats going on?
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I noticed this white hairy looking creature poking out of my live rock, any ideas what it is?
  8. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I found this when I moved some of my live rock. Is it ok to put it back in the tank? Or is it bad? It moves like a shrimp and worm if that makes sense, almost on its side when I'm watching it. Did not float around the tank when it first came out. It stayed near the sand bottom.
  9. General Reef Discussion
    if anyone could tell me what kind of starfish this is that would be good,it looks to be a serpent star but is pretty small,i have quite a few of these in my tank but they only come out at night.
  10. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Just set up this tank yesterday with fresh live rock from my LFS and theres this mystery thing in one of my rock crevices. Tanish almost translucent round plate, doesn't seem to be thick but has circular things around the middle and tentacle like things sticking out but only from the center. Not...
  11. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I love finding new things in my tank but it's too bad it turns out to be bad so often. I've been looking at hitchhiker guides and I'm not seeing anything that quite matches (but I'm new at this so I may be missing something). Help? (sorry about bad image)
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Pretty new to the marine aquarium business so many harmless critters seem like alien creatures to me, but my girlfriend yelled for me after she saw a long transparent worm stretching from within the live rock, near the bottom, to the top of the rock (apparently searching for fish poop to eat)...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hey All, Wonder if you can help me. I noticed a small hole at the top of my coral some time back and the hole seems to have gotten bigger and it looks like something is inside it?! There seems to be a new hole appearing further down the coral as well. Any help on what is going on here and what...
  14. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hello all, I found around 4-6 of these starfish in my tank and was hoping to get some kind of ID on them. Thank you
  15. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I purchased a few live rock about a week ago and this worm/snail like thing came with them. Can you tell me what it is and if it is okay? Two pictures are attached.
  16. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Any idea what this is? It's a little over a centimeter across. I've seen it for about a month, the first time I saw it, it was maybe 2/3rds it's current size, so I'm wondering if it'll grow much from here. There's still very little pigment to its actual body, leading me to believe that it has a...
  17. Seahorses & Pipefish
    Does anyone know what this is? I am asking everyone but i guess i am kinda waiting on you Rayjay i know this is your field of expertise. I have 2 wild caught erectus and they have been with me since December when i moved into my new house. They have there own tank alone and i started the tank...
  18. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    hello everyone, Found this hitchiker coming out of my live rock. He seems to be out and about quite alot. Any ideas what it could be? Thanks very much. Ill see if I can get some better pictures.
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Please help me identify this thing. I was cleaning my tank and removing some sand as per a discussion on a different forum and several of these sea creatures appeared on the rocks. I can only guess that they were a small hitchhiker from a previous purchase that has been living - and growing -...
  20. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I managed to suck it up with a turkey baster. It's a little under an inch long, and at first, it looked like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IHWUP6sVhQ And then, in the amount of time it took my to upload that video and start posting this, I went back, and saw that it now looks like...
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