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Old 03-11-2005, 04:20 PM   #1
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On one of my trochus snails, there is a barnacle looking thing with a little fan like thing that is going in and out of it...is this part of the snail?
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On one of my trochus snails, there is a barnacle looking thing with a little fan like thing that is going in and out of it...is this part of the snail?
How did my snail get to your house?

I have the EXACT same thing. I have to think it's a small barnacle, since it looks exactly like the things I used to have to scrape off of my boat. They kick out their feathery foot to catch planktonic food.
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SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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