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  1. Francois

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    Hey Guys

    What is this? It looks like a feather duster worm.


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    Hmmmmm.....No idea! How big is it? Does it stay in the same spot? Does it retract like a feather duster?
     
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    You know what? This thing's been bugging me since I first saw the photos! Thankfully, I just worked on an ID and ran across something similar (maybe!). Check out the photos of Metridium spp. (Plumose anemones) about half-way down the following page: Diverosa, pictures from under water & above , and this one as well: Metridium senile . The only problem is, the species in this genus seem to be exclusively cold water species, so I'm thinking that maybe what we have here is something closely related.

    I'm sorry, I wish I could offer a solid ID but that's as good as I've been able to come up with so far.

    -Lynn
     
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    Good possibility Lynn! I'd love to be able to see this creature in person.
     
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    Me too! Lol I just got lucky when I ran across those anemones. I don't remember seeing anything like it before. ;)
     
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    What is the status of this? Is it still in the tank? Do you have a clam in the tank?
     
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    Is it atatched to anything - it looks like the holding fibers and foot mussle of a clam .
    Just a wild guess as you havnt said if it opens or closes or if you bought it or it just appered.

    i see a clam in the pic, so if its loose , turn him upside down and make sure he has his foot mussle on the "hinge of his shell.
    if its off , you have a problem , but let us know ?
     
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    p.s, the clam can look well , but be dying, checkif it still reacts to light and clases if your hand shades it from the top ?
     
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    The thing that looks like a feather duster worm just disappeared and I haven't seen it since, on the left is a clam and its doing fine.
     
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    I believe the clam dropped its foot. Was the clam recently added? Or was the clam recently stressed?
     
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    Clam has been in the system for a few months now and I don't think it was stressed cause its doing great and looking good.It was just that one night where that weird thingy popped out and disappeared, haven't seen it since.
     
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