Need for ID

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by greenie, 20 Feb 2011.

  1. greenie

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    Evening, hope someone can help. I noticed in my green carpet coral (do not really know the correct name) something that appears for a few seconds and then retreat. It almost look like a long thin feathery white claw.

    I know aptaisia but is it possible that this can be something similiar?
    (sorry I do not have a photo).
     
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  3. belindamotion

    belindamotion Google Master

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    I'm too new at this to be able to help you, but have you tried to search it on the Web...? If you find a image on the web and post it here, I'm sure the guys here would have no problem identifying it for you...
     
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    sounds like some filter feeder worm. Normally great to have.
     
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    Riaan, thanks for the response. At least I do not need to kill it.
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    That will be a coral barnacle, the scientific name is Pyrgomatid barnacle, harmless filter feeders. Coral-dwelling barnacles - Index
     
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