*** Spanish Dancer ...ID plz

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  1. brandonb

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    Hi

    While im busy rescapeing my tank I see this seethrough critter swimming (like a spanishdancer) ... then it stuck to the rock and was barely visible

    Here a pics of it in a glass...
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    Here it swam and stuck to the pen (you can kind of see the skirt that its creates to swim)
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    Please is it a spanish dancer (seethrough?) or safe to put back?

    Thanks
    Brandon
     
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    lol what? Are you talking about the smudge looking thingy? How did you spot that thing in the first place?
     
  4. brandonb

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    saw it swimming past... lol
     
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    you have skills! Lol I was looking at the glass and just thought it was dirty :p
     
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    it was in the water column when I first spotted it so it wasnt difficult..

    Any ideas yet?
     
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    i know those.. you find them under rocks in the rock pools. theyre the most awsum things ever :)

    no clue what they are tho
     
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    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    its a flatworm.
     
  9. brandonb

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    thats make more sense ... dont know how I missed that but thanks...

    could be a detrivore ... but I am scared its one of those that eat coral?
     
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    haha not so awesome now. I had one off these on a torch coral when I just got it, but I saw it move on the torch then I just scrapped it off.. Glad I did :whistling:
     
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    +1.

    And to think I was so excited by the thread title.

    *sigh*
     
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    sorry guys I was also excited and confused ... but didnt think of a flatworm for some reason

    anyway Id rather take it out dont want to wait to see if its a detrivore...??

    it probably came with the new coral I purchased which I just dipped...

    Brandon
     
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