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Offline Wall_Tank

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Colonial Hydroids
« on: December 17, 2017, 17:45:42 »
EDIT:  I change the topic name, to make it easier to find later.


This has taken over lots of my rock.  Any ideas what it is.  The 2nd picture is them retracted.  The tubes are semi rigid.




Offline Topekoms

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Re: Tube Anemone?
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2017, 17:49:54 »
This has taken over lots of my rock.  Any ideas what it is.  The 2nd picture is them retracted.




Nope this tube anemones

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Offline Reeferntraining

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Re: Tube Anemone?
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2017, 18:07:40 »
Ive got those too Walltank. They’re not spreading fast at all, but they are becoming a nuisance.

Offline Grymtooth

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Re: Tube Anemone?
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2017, 23:41:18 »
Could they be feather dusters or hydroids?

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Re: Tube Anemone?
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2017, 17:12:08 »
That’s what the look like. Really small feather dusters. Lots of them.

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Re: Tube Anemone?
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2017, 17:16:58 »
Doesn't look like hydroids I've seen.   They don't look like the normal feather duster either.   There is a noticable ring, with the hair like tentacles coming from the ring.


Offline Wall_Tank

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Re: Tubipora?
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2018, 11:28:50 »
Upon more research, this apparently is something in the tubipora family.

Lazy, is this the stuff you were talking about?  https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/here-it-is-fenbendazole-use-against-hydroids.214950/

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Re: Tubipora?
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2018, 13:07:55 »

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Re: Tubipora?
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2018, 13:35:24 »
Paul, I took some sharp bladed tweezers to my little colonies. They pull right off the rock. It reminded me of dry peat moss. They may come back but they are easily removed.

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Re: Tubipora?
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2018, 14:35:19 »
lol...if I showed you a full tank shot, you might understand why tweezers might not be an option.

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Re: Tubipora?
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2018, 15:14:11 »
Oh, that much eh?

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Re: Tubipora?
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2018, 18:37:25 »
When I treat the tank, I'll shoot a few pics and post the progress.

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Re: Tubipora?
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2018, 00:14:46 »
They are colonial hydroids. They will take over and sting and kill corals.

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Re: Tubipora?
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2018, 11:55:19 »
Interesting, thanks for the ID.

Funny how I could never find a pic just using Hydroids, but put colonial in front of the word.....and sure enough, that is them.

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Re: Colonial Hydroids
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2018, 14:19:27 »
Figures....the day I wanted to start the treatment, my cucumbers have decided to sleep in the rockwork.

I'm going to move as many of the inverts that I can to the frag tank.....I'll isolate the frag tank during treatment.  I'm a bit nervous about my serpent starfish......he has been with me a long time, but there is no way to get him out without tearing the tank apart.


 

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