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Old 11-25-2005, 06:30 PM   #1
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White tentacled specks

I've got some tiny white many-armed creatures on my glass. There are hundreds of them, each with a small white center and 3-8 arms or tentacles. They're attached to the glass and don't move, but scrape off very easily with the magnetic cleaner, then promptly come back after about 1/2 hour.

Anyone know what these are, and whether I should be concerned or happy with their presence?

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Old 11-25-2005, 07:08 PM   #2
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Sounds like jelly hydroids. Is this a newer system? Normally they die out on thier own. I'll try to find a link for you to ID your critter.
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About halfway down the page is a pic of what I think you may be talking about?

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/jellyfishfaqs.htm
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Here are the best pictures I can get of them so far. A bit out of focus but you get the idea. They are about 1mm in diameter each.
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Looks like hydroids. I wouldn't worry, their numbers will come and go and they are seen alot in newer systems.
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