2 snails 1 coral ID please

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  1. Jacojs

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    Hi everyone.

    Can anyone ID the snails and confirm if they are good or bad please.

    Also have this coral on a rock, not sure what it is.

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    Hi Jaco,

    3rd and 4th pic is a sundail snail. Remove those from your tank. They will eat your zoa's
     
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    first one
    Coralliophilidae clathrata - live on corals, hydrozoans and anemones. Part of the super family Muricoidea. Muricidae also belong to the same super family.

    Second snail
    Architectonicidae, or what is commonly called a sundail.

    Remove both snails.
     
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    Done @RiaanP both out. Thanks!
     
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    Thanks @Tafelsout thats a nice link however I dont think its a plant or macroalgae. It changed position. It went from the side that I took the photo to the opposite side and is lying on the substrate at the moment. The angle is too bad for a photo and is even hard to see as well.
     
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    Its some sort of softie.
     
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    Oh o_O you have some interesting critters there. Good luck with that thing. Hope it is nothing bad. Will follow the post to see what the pro's say.
     
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    Ill see if I can take a better photo tomorrow when they are all settled in.
     
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    So I moved the rock and now it is on/in the substrate?? Anybody know what this is? There is a smaller one still on the rock in photo 2.

    Also what is all the purple/red hair in between the zoas?

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    Short video of uhm......it.

     
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    The red algea looks like Gelidium species. The other looks like grape culerpa. Photos are very blue so for me I.D is difficult.
     
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    @NJH Thanks.

    Should I shine a torch on it and then take a photo?
     
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    @NJH is it a bad thing the Gelidium species?

    Torch shone on it, and a zoomed in pic.

    The branches are green and the nodules are purple.

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    Looks like star polyp nudibranch. But not sure
     
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    Hi @CheriS I dont think its a nudibranch. Im pretty sure it has a foot like an anemone. It "planted" itself into the substrate and has 6 disticnt branches. It opened into a star shape and has been in the same spot ever since it moved from the zoa rock. The smaller one that is still on the zoa rock has 4 branches. It is very pretty but I dont want it if its going to open a black hole and suck everything in! Also I would like to know how to care for it if it is safe to keep. It seems as if its really not a common coral this in the hobby?
     
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    Touch it Jaco
     
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