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Old 02-06-2005, 02:11 PM   #1
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I recenlty found that my button coral is thinning out a lot. I noticed my large emerald crab getting underneath it and moving it , so I moved the coral up in the tank. In doing this, I have come across a couple hitch hikers. Any ideas? Could they be the problem? My water levels haven't changed...everything else is the same. Any idea what these critters are? [/img]
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Old 02-07-2005, 02:50 AM   #2
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what am i looking at in the picture all i see are button polyps
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Old 02-07-2005, 08:08 AM   #3
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Those snails in the middle are a zoo eating snail( Heliacus sp.). I'd get them off there. I recently bought some pink zoos that had one of those snails as well as two sea spiders. Nasty critters.
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so remove them from the tank completely?
They are probably what has been doing the damage.
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Old 02-07-2005, 10:38 AM   #5
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so remove them from the tank completely?
I would. Not worth the risk.
Fluff...I wantta be on the A Team too I pitty the fool...
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Fluff...I wantta be on the A Team too I pitty the fool...
Or you can join the official steve-s fan club. Send all dues and donations to me, the self appointed treasurer. 8)
Or maybe give the snails to someone who doesn't have a reef. I have a few of them in my system and they seem to bother nothing.
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I dont have anyone to give them to. I do however have a little tank that I can put them in for now. My button coral has been thinned out considerably, and I was blaming the wrong guy! ha

Thanks for the help! I will try to get the buggers out of there tonight.

I can't believe how many people tell me its a button coral or button polyp...everyone must think I am a newbie for sure!! ha ha
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LOL You can join lando.
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I am already a "closet" member of Steve's fan club. (I'm not worthy...) And QuarryShark...the check is in the mail.
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