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Old 05-30-2010, 04:14 AM   #1
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Clear tubes on my live rock??

Hey all, I'm new to the forum and to salwater tanks in general. I have a small 36 gallon tank that I have had up for about 8 months now, and have had live rock for about 6 months. I noticed today that one of the rocks has a lot of small translucent tubes with what looks to be white dots on the end. The center of the mass that the tubes are coming out of looks almost like "goo", and the tubes retract when something comes near. Any thoughts? I have not seen anything growing on my live rock since I got it, so it kind of freaked us out a bit. There must be seven or eight of these "masses" on only one of the rocks, and has just appeared in the last week.
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I'm hoping it's not aptasia.
God any pics to help ID?
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Sounds like tunicates maybe. Have a look at this link, see if you can ID them
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+1 for tunicates fromthe description. A photo would help. Upload photo's to photobucket or other hosting site and link to it in your reply message.

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Here's some pics...I started a new thread in "identification" too.
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