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Fmxchick

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Newbie Trying To Figure Out Pests!
Could anyone tell me what is on my elegance coral?
Sorry for the quality of the pic but quickly noticed it and took a pic with my phone.
I have also noticed this on 1 of the snails but much smaller. Is this aiptasia?
 

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Fmxchick

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Hard to tell from those pics..... fan worm?
Charging the camera so I can take another shot.
It is a pale pink colour and the top of it looks to have many bristles on it which seem to retract now and again. The snail also has 2 of these although they seem to only be the heads, no body.
 

lukusis

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Bristleworm?

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I thought it may have been a variety of feather duster worm.... but probably not from your description.



Aiptasia generally looks like this:

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Ben Daley

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A: Sponge
B: Pineapple Sponge
C: Crown of a fan worm?
D: Tube of the fan worm in C

It's hard to ID what C is, but given there are lots of sponges in the photo, it's probably another filter feeder rather than photosynthetic.
 

Fmxchick

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Feather dusters are good to have, my Copperband and Kleini butterflys LOVE them to death, literally, lol.
I'm at ease with them in there since being told what they were.

I absolutely love Copperbands but have been told they are very difficult to keep and not reefsafe.
 

ReeferRob

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Never had an issue with a Copperband or Kleini in a reef tank nor an Emporer, Regal or 6 Bar angel, now those little bastard Centropyges make me wanna set kittens on fire in a reef tank. Copperbands need to be able to graze throughout the day, they love feather dusters.
 

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