Identify please

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  1. Hingis

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    Just bought some star pollops and while coral dipping this guy climbed off.. Something like a tiny star fish... Good or bad? Thanks uploadfromtaptalk1413988870716.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1413988880481.jpg

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    Looks like a little brittle star....they are fine...
     
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    Thank you ;-)
     
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    they are part of your clean up crew. They will multiply happily and take over a lot of creaks and small places. You will see just their fingers sticking out at times.

    Good to have.
     
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    Excellent thanks, unfortunately I lost him. I think the coral dipping got him, I tried to remove him quickly into another bowl of salt water without exposing him to air but I think the dipping got him already. Damn never expected him to be on such a small frag of pollops
     
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    Don't worry, they are hitchhikers and at some point you will get them again.
    Unless you coral dip everything.

    Maybe next time first dip in pure RO water. And quickly gather them.
     
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    Shucks well I didn't intend dipping this small frag but when it was still in the bag floating I noticed some noo-noos crawling around so decided to coral dip.. After dip it went into the tank after adjusting and then saw a bristle worm crawling out of it! To my shock and horror.. So out it was again for another blasting of coral dipping.. Damn those bristle worms are strong.. At least I hope the star pollops are in the clear now.
     
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    bristle worms are not an issue. Most we get in our systems are a lot smaller than 100mm. They are a very good part of your cleanup crew. Only a few species ever get to massive proportions.

    Biggest issue in our tanks would be when you are moving rocks around and inadvertently catch one between your hand and the rock. Nasty burn, but it will wear off. Anyway, you should be wearing gloves... (Yeah sure, as if I ever...)
     
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    I got the gloves and do use them religiously now after seeing the pro's use them, thought great idea. Interesting regarding our bristle worms, I just had a heart attack after reading how big they can get I had nightmares of them taking over my whole small tank haha.. Anyway great learning other things here to
     
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