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Old 03-10-2005, 12:26 AM   #1
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Tiny little critters???

I have tiny little white (the size of a pencil tip) spider looking things in clusters of about 100 or so sticking to my glass directly in front of my skimmer discharge. As far as I can tell they are not moving. What are these things and are they bad????



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Wow I have the same exact thing so I didd a search and this came up please help their like mini starfish spores BUTTTTTT they have more htan just 5 legs some have 6-7-8 legs ithought they were starfish spores so havent cleaned them but got worried when my ocellaris died..!

so now im worried any suggest pls
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Possibly some type of hydrozoan(jellyfish). Check here. Scroll down to the first pics.

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I have what looks liek a starfish, which three weeks ago had 3 arms, and now has 7. It appears only occasionally on the back glass, and then disappears. Looking through the glass to its suction side I can see that it is a type of echinoderm, beause it has what appear to be, at least, little tiny tube feet. It also has the characteristic symmetry (add0numbered radial) of starfish. But 7 arms? I think maybe it is going to split?
30 gal standard 55 lbs LR, 60 lb live sand, 10 gal sump/refugium. Urchin skimmer, mag7 pump, 3 x 96W PC combination 10,000K/actinic bulb, 2 blue LED moonlights
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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