I'd on my friends fish please

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  1. Kevin34PE

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    Hi,my friend caught this today,but I can't I'd it for him,as far as I can see it looks like a fish I know as a "butter fish". Can anyone help me help him. We have tried registering him on masa,but as yet he has not received the link in his email to succesfully log in. Is there anyone that can help me with that aswell please.

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    That does look like the common butter fish.
    When did your friend sign up? Odd that he didn't get the email.
     
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    let him check in hie e-mail spam or junk folders.
     
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    Looks like a fresh water fish... whats the size of the fish??
     
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    Thanks,I will let him do that Riaanp. He is coming to me today/sunday. The application was done last week and thursday. It is a saltwater fish,he cawt it on the wildside,his tank is still new,but he is very enthusiastic about having a marine tank. He built his first tanks skimmer etc all DIY. And it ran a month or 2,it was a standard beginner tank,then he went 2 foor,3foot,and has now settled on a nice 4 foot tank and has since bawt a skimmer etc. I will let him do the application again and get help same time from the people who can help to make his application successful. Thank you in advance so long.
     
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    Hi, we tried again yesterday, found the link in the spam folder, clicked on link and also tried the link with the space where we had to enter the activation code, still did not work. Is there someway anyonecanyone help him? I have his username and password as I helped with the activation.
     
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    Also I reshaped my tank last night while trying to catch a fish which was terrorising my clown and found this under my 1 rock, any idea what it is?

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    PM me the name.
     
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    It's a Chirodactylus brachydactylus. Pretty common down here in Knysna.

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    Pm sent.
     
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    Anyone have an idea what the egg looking thingies are I found under my rock?
     
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    I'm the friend
    Hello everybody.
     
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    Thank you belindamotion. If it is a whelk egg, what is it doing in my tank, and what should I do? Leave it, or get it out my tank asap?
     
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    As far as I know Whelk Snails are Coral Predators..so yes, if you have Coral, remove it..sump it..however, I would like you to wait until more people either deny or agree with the ID I gave before you go searching for you'r snail that probably "hitchhiked" on a LR...as I don't know whelks, I could totally be wrong in the ID..:) It looks "kind of" like you'r picture so a 2nd ID would be advised..:blush:
     
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    Yeah it's whelk eggs. Not coral predators, but they will eat other snails and tubeworms. Wouldn't worry about eggs though, the larva are long-term planktonic and chances of any surviving is virtually zero.
     
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    Thanks...I thought the majority where Coral Predators..:blush:..learned something new..:)
     
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    Not all whelks are predators either.
    A lot of them fulfil more the role of vultures. They are basically part of your cleanup crew.

    Babylonian Whelk for example, big snail in terms of our aquariums. But they are extremely effective vultures. In the ocean whelks can "smell" dead things from 30m away. They are extremely fast in relation to other snails. And by the time a fish died in your system, they will be on that fish within a minute. You walk in and blame the snail for killing your fish. Nope, they are innocent.
     
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    two tone finger fish
     
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    Yeah "whelks" is an extremely general term. There are dozens of mollusc families that fall into the very loose category of a whelk and they're as different as cats and dogs. Even true whelks (Buccinidae) are a large and varied family that can't be pigeonholed.

    Nassaridae (scavengers)
    Buccinidae (scavengers/mollusc predators/worm predators)
    Coralliophilidae (coral parasites)
    Muricidae (mostly mollusc predators)
    Ranellidae (mostly echinoderm predators)
    Babyloniidae (mostly snail predators)
    Mitridae (mostly worm predators)
     
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