Snail/creature ID

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  1. Danny

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    Hi everyone,
    I have snail like looking creatures in my fuge. They don't have a shell but rather a "hairy" looking covering - something like a sea cucumber/slug.
    They have a long nose like feeler.
    Size is probably 10mm or so.

    Also, I'm battling to get an ID on this Starfish - I've had him nearly a year and has grown nearly twice his size. I found him in Plett. (Legally)

    Thanx
    Danny

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    Difficult to see from the pics, but it looks to be a sea hare. They are pretty safe and feed primarily on algae, diatoms and other marine plant material.
     
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    Danny

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    Thanx Apollo

    I guessed sea hare as well.
    Any idea on the sea star?
     
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    Danny,

    Difficult to ID the star from the pic alone. Looks to be a common starfish ( Asterias rubens).
    However, I would be purely guessing....
     
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    Thanx alot - appreciate your assistance.
     
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    Maybe do a search for "snail fur". Hydractinia echinata.
     
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    Thanks for the lead - I'll check it out. The more I watch these guys the more they look like snails - quite a few babies around as well.
     

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