Do I have a sick Clove/Glove Polyps..?

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  1. belindamotion

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    Hi guys need some help...

    I took this photo this morning about 2min after I switched the lights on as I wanted them closed so that I could take a better picture of the problem I might have...I noticed these "ear-bud" bubbles on my Polyps and they seem to have gotten "tails" on them too....I also noticed these white "sand-grain" spots on them...any idea's on how to stop this...? I haven't done a Phos and/or Nit Test yet as I'm getting the Kits this weekend, but I have done 2 water changes to be on the safe side...
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    This is how they look during the day...

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    those almost look like the stinger tentacles on lps...??? If the polyps are looking healthy and opening up well I don't think you should worry...
     
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    Those little white things on the glass of the first pic. Are they small "star fish"? And disappear when the lights are on?
     
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    No Nemos Janitor...they are not on my glass at all...they are like small "sand-like grains" on the base of my Polyps...they stay there all the time..like it's stuck to my Polyps...
     
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    The might be the cause of the coral not opening. Could be some type of flatworm. I would dip the coral to get rid of them. Are they on any other corals?
     
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    It's the only Coral I currently have in my Tank...they do open up during the day...usually within 10min of the lights going on...
     
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    Almost looks like the small feather dusters I have growing in my sump, but without a better picture can't say for sure.
     
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    I have small Feather Dusters and I don't think it's the same...then again I could be wrong in thinking I have Feather Dusters..:blush:...and besides, I've never seen Feather Dusters in "infant" stage, so I went and took a picture of my "Feather Duster" just to make sure they are just that...:lol:
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    Could those "sand-grain" spots be from my Cleaner Shrimp...? I found her the other day on them and she did "stab" them...any chance it could be that...?
     
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    Has the cleaner been on them since the white tendrills came out?
     
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    To be honest..I have no idea..1st time I put it in my Tank I was sitting and looking at my Tank for hours...!!!:lol:...that's how I came to see her stabbing the Polyps...
     
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    couldnt it just be small pieces of the substrate???
     
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