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 10-20-2005, 09:20 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Northwest Indiana
Posts: 711
Awesome find! Help me identify

I added some more live rock to my Fluval canister filter. The canister has been operating with nothing in it for about 6-7 months (except live rock). When I opened the lid it was completely alive with pods, worms - even some apstasia anemones which I never remember having (and don't live in the tank) - the water was literally stirring with life.

I wanted to remove the plastic divider that holds the filter pads, but when I removed it there was what looked like an oil slick about the size of a silver dollar on the plastic. I looked closer and it started oozing across the plastic, expanding and contracting. I've never seen anything like it. I did my best to get it off the plastic and back into the canister and eventually did, but I hope I didn't harm it. Any idea what this thing is?

__________________
We'll be fighting in the streets with our children at our feet, and the morals that they worshipped will be gone.

And the men who spurred us on sit in judgment of all wrong, they decide and the shotgun sings the song.



125 SW
80 lb LR
330w PC
Euphyllia, Alveopora, Pachyclauvularia (Metallic Green and Daisy), Frogspawn, Torch, Gold Nepthea, Kenya Tree, Galaxea, Pulsing Xenia, various leather (umbrella, toadstool, fingers, devil fingers, lettuce)
Maroon Clown/White tip LT anemone, Powder Blue Tang, Female Swallow Angel, SixLine Wrasse, Solar Fairy Wrasse, Firefish, Fathead Anthias, Blue Mandarin, 3 Chromis, 3 Green Gobies
Clown Monarch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2005, 09:30 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Fluff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 11,423
Sounds like a flatworm. I couldn't begin to guess what species.

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/platyhe...elminthes.html
__________________
~Cindy
Fluff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2005, 05:56 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Northwest Indiana
Posts: 711
I think you're right, Fluff. I don't think he made it though
__________________
We'll be fighting in the streets with our children at our feet, and the morals that they worshipped will be gone.

And the men who spurred us on sit in judgment of all wrong, they decide and the shotgun sings the song.



125 SW
80 lb LR
330w PC
Euphyllia, Alveopora, Pachyclauvularia (Metallic Green and Daisy), Frogspawn, Torch, Gold Nepthea, Kenya Tree, Galaxea, Pulsing Xenia, various leather (umbrella, toadstool, fingers, devil fingers, lettuce)
Maroon Clown/White tip LT anemone, Powder Blue Tang, Female Swallow Angel, SixLine Wrasse, Solar Fairy Wrasse, Firefish, Fathead Anthias, Blue Mandarin, 3 Chromis, 3 Green Gobies
Clown Monarch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
identify

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
What an awesome feeling BrennanX Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 01-25-2006 12:05 PM
Awesome LR!! :-) seafan Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 11-16-2004 12:50 PM
Awesome site!! cathyjane Show Off/Photography 2 08-31-2003 01:14 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.