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Old 01-20-2013, 04:12 PM   #1
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Candy cane parasite?

I bought a candy cane frag a couple months back. it started with 3 heads and it has split to 4 so far. One of the original 3 heads had what looked like another mouth off the side of its head so I thought it was splitting. On closer inspection there appears to be something living in the hole. It comes out when I feed with reef chili. It looks almost like a small hand. There are 5-6 rays diverging from a central point which come out of the hole. The rays stay extended for a few seconds until a particle hits them and then it pulls back in. I don't have a pic but ill try to get one. I don't think you will be able to see much from a pic. It is really small.

Wondering if anyone has any experience with something like this and knows what I should do.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:16 PM   #2
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Here's a pic. The little dark spot is the hole where the mystery guest pops out of. You can see how the head is misshaped.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:33 PM   #3
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Any thoughts folks? Does anyone know of any good dip products besides iodine. I am afraid that iodine could damage the coral.
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