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    Cobweb looking stuff all over hermit

    well subject pretty much explains it. My large hermit is walking around and is dragging a bunch of cobwed looking stuff behind him. It even has pieces of crushed coral stuck in it. It is also all over him.

    Any ideas what this is? How to get rid of it?
    55 Gallon w 22 lbs of live sand and 40 lbs of crushed coral.
    60 lbs of live rock. 220 watts PC lighting.

    Damsel, clowns, xenia, digitata, green star polyps, torch, zoo's, candycane, shrooms.

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    Could be hydroids. Need a pic to be sure.
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    You sure there isn't a Vermittid snail growing on the shell? That happens often, matter of fact even I have had that happen..., well, not on "my" shell but on one of my snail's shells!!:

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    Hydroid's? Vermitted snail? never herd of either, are these bad?
    55 Gallon w 22 lbs of live sand and 40 lbs of crushed coral.
    60 lbs of live rock. 220 watts PC lighting.

    Damsel, clowns, xenia, digitata, green star polyps, torch, zoo's, candycane, shrooms.

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    Nope its neither of those.
    55 Gallon w 22 lbs of live sand and 40 lbs of crushed coral.
    60 lbs of live rock. 220 watts PC lighting.

    Damsel, clowns, xenia, digitata, green star polyps, torch, zoo's, candycane, shrooms.

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    Anyone else got any ideas? Its actually on the hermit, not its shell.
    55 Gallon w 22 lbs of live sand and 40 lbs of crushed coral.
    60 lbs of live rock. 220 watts PC lighting.

    Damsel, clowns, xenia, digitata, green star polyps, torch, zoo's, candycane, shrooms.

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    not enough iodine so he can't molt properly?

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    I have a new tank, so I dont' think there should be a lack of iodine yet.
    55 Gallon w 22 lbs of live sand and 40 lbs of crushed coral.
    60 lbs of live rock. 220 watts PC lighting.

    Damsel, clowns, xenia, digitata, green star polyps, torch, zoo's, candycane, shrooms.

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    Even on an older tank that is very heavily stocked, if you're doing regular water changes you shouldn't have to even think about Iodine...
    If you can see it's on the hermit and not the shell, is the hermit actually out of it's shell?

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    No its a fairly large hermit and still in shell, so its very clear and there was lots of it, didn't get to see it today but hopefully it just goes away. It literally looked like the hermit just walked through a spider web and was covered in the stuff.
    55 Gallon w 22 lbs of live sand and 40 lbs of crushed coral.
    60 lbs of live rock. 220 watts PC lighting.

    Damsel, clowns, xenia, digitata, green star polyps, torch, zoo's, candycane, shrooms.

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