urgent id please

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  1. mupwi

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    hi I found these 2 while colecting oyster shels for my atempt at diy liverock.

    I have them in a plastic bin with a power head and nsw from where they were colected looking for an ID and wether I should put them in my tank otherwise ill take them back.

    I dont want another problem like I had with the seargent major not being compatable with other fish in the tank

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    O just found 2 hitchhikers on the shells 2 red rockpook anemoneys about the diameter of a straw should I take these back as my tank is only runing for about 6 months now or are these rockpool ones hardier than the others?
     
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    The 2nd one I think is commonly called a Bubble Shell, possibly Hydatina physis, although I'm not sure on the local species, could be different.

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    thanks viper looks to be 100 % the picture dosent do it justice but it has an awsome blue edge to the skirt like shown in your pic verry prety but after reading the link I think it needs to go back specialised worm eaters dont think ill be able to feed it right.

    Anyone on an id for the fish or advice on the hichhikers
     
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    the fish is a sash damsel... i caught one a month or so ago... apparently they are the super agro and grow to be ugly fish.
    Mine is more olive colour but exactly the same markings. He is very small and he gets disciplined by the other fish... but i will be putting mine in my frag tank as soon as he starts causing kak.
     
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    thanks looks like they both going back then
     
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    That snail is a beaut. But it is a specialist eater on certain worms only. So you can not sustain it for too long in a tank. Better to put it back.

    And yes, pictures does not do it justice. It is a beautiful thing.
     
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