Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Identification
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-22-2002, 11:53 PM   #1
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 7,224
Send a message via Yahoo to Hara
what is it, revisited.

I cannot post a picture because these little guys are two small to photograph. I will do the best I can to describe them. First off, they appear like little tiny brown feather dusters. A feathery appendage on a stem. Second, they are not growing apart from each other, they are growing in clumps, in several spots of liverock. They do not appear to resemble any aiptaisia I have seen and the 9 peppermint shrimp do not bother them at all. I have had the liverock about 2 months now. This is the first real growth I have seen on it except for the coralline algae.
I have not seem them close up like the barnacles did, they seem to stay out all of the time.

Best estimate, would these be feather dusters? There are about a couple dozen of them.
__________________

__________________
Hara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2002, 12:00 AM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663


Do they look like that?

Or do they look like this?


Do they retract into the stem when you touch them? Or close like a coral?
__________________

__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2002, 12:06 AM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Posts: 1,022
Send a message via AIM to Anemoneman Send a message via Yahoo to Anemoneman
Look at my photo gallery under "common hydroids". They can be peeled off in a mat if they get too numerous. They have a powerful sting and can harm nearby corals but on the other hand they are small and tend to stay put.

Mark
__________________
Anemoneman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2002, 12:35 AM   #4
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 7,224
Send a message via Yahoo to Hara
ok, they look just a little like the first pic RR, these are brown and have more little feathers to them and longer stems. They look nothing like the second one. I do have single specimens of the ones like the first pic, just one here and there. I have not tried to touch them as they looked too small and fragile.

I looked at the hydroid photo, they do not look like that, they are more individualized.
__________________
Hara is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
old topic revisited imcgary Cichlid Discussion 2 10-06-2007 05:42 PM
QT Revisited..more ???'s fishman Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 13 05-04-2004 10:24 PM
Ich Revisited ? BrendanH Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 12 03-23-2004 06:11 AM
what is it (revisited) Hara Saltwater & Reef - Identification 1 09-16-2002 11:47 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.