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  1. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi y'all, I bought a Xenia frag recently and there were 2 interesting things on it that I would like to know. 1st attachment has the appearance of some sort of GSP that I've never seen before. The 2nd attachment are a whole load of these purple polyps bedding the frag rock and have a white center.
  2. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hey Everyone, First time posting here! I've got a 9 month old 75 Gallon FOWLR Saltwater tank. Everything we've ever had, I've always been able to quickly identify. I can't seem to find out this guy. The pictures I have are taken from the bottom of our tank, it doesn't seem to move from this...
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  5. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Well I need some help trying to identify some more hitchhikers on my Florida live rock. It is the creamy colored tube like thing. This is with vents open with vents closed Have no Idea what this is. Any help is greatly appreciated.
  6. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hey guys, New to the hobby and after cycling my 8g tank for a week or so, all my levels are just perfect, but I noticed some stuff on my LR and I can't get a for sure ID on whether it's good or bad hitchhikers.. maybe not the best pics but I didn't feel like breaking out the good camera...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, my partner and I are new to marine keeping and in the process of setting up our first tank - a 90G including sump. On the last batch of LR we bought we have found a couple of mushroom corals, a whole gang of tiny feather duster style worms, a hairy legged crab (think it's a gorilla...
  8. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I caught a crab that was a hitchhiker hiding in my live rock. He only came out at night. What kind of crab is he? Is it harmless or am I right for removing him?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Good day everyone! I just spent the weekend assembling, Filling and prepping my first saltwater tank. I purchased several lbs of live rock and install them and by the time I left for work this morning the water was crystal clear. However I came home at lunch and noticed something I hadnt seen...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I am new to saltwater and i was wondering what these little white things are. I got this rock at the local fish store and are making sure they are ok.
  11. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi. I bought an established tank from someone. They told me that these were polyps. But I think that they might be a type of pest anemone? What do you think?
  12. General Reef Discussion
    hi everyone, I am new to this so hoping that someone can help me, i was looking at my marine tank last nite and seen this little creature on my rock. It is white and looks abit like a snail but down its back it has what looks like a spilt and a wiggly pattern on it. It wouldn't let me upload...
  13. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hello Im on my first saltwater aquarium and its been going now for a week or so Finally nitrite levels are getting lower, only thing now is i have some rather strange inhabitants i really cant seem to find out what is if anyone can help me :-) 1st Picture i can maybe assume is a Peanut worm...
  14. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Any idea whats in this snail. The little white things look somewhat like an anemone or a feather duster. I know its hard to see.
  15. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I have an 8 gallon reef tank. I got a frag of zoas on trade from a local guy and it came with two small green - what looks like majano - anemones. Two of these came on a a birdsnest frag plug as well.r I want to eradicate these buggers from my tank before they start popping up everywhere...
  16. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I just found a flat looking worm that is blackish with white spots. I managed to catch it with a turkey baster which is where I'm keeping it right now. I was wondering if anyone knows what this little guy is and if he is good or bad for my reef tank. I recently just acquired some macro algae...
  17. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
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  18. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hey guys, looking at my aquarium the other day, I noticed a few specimens on my live rock. The first thing I noticed is a small (about 1/2 a cm long) tree looking thing that I think is aiptasia but I can't be sure. I just got a peppermint shrimp in case it is so hopefully that'll take care of...
  19. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I have a crazy amount of weird stuff in my tank on my live rock that I cultured myself over the course of a year, so it was dead rock when I bought it and it's a lovely purple now. I have a 55g tank. T5 lighting with mushroom corals so far and 2 clowns and a blue tang, hermit crab, several...
  20. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi again, I have this 'creature' cruising around on my life rock- I would describe it as a flat worm but when I googled I can't see any pictures that look the same as him. He is the same colour as the rock he is currently on so very hard to see in photos. It is about 1cm long and about .5cm...
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