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    hitchhiker..good...bad? definately ugly

    Hey all...

    Just got some turbo snails for my recently cycled 77 gal tank to keep the alga at bay. On the back of one of them was a small organism about 6 mm long and it looks like a "foot" with many fronds off its back. Like little trees. It is shades of brown and fairly ugly. Any idea what this might be. I isolated him in the sump for now pending your assesment.

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    If you had a picture. It would make life alot easier
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    My digital camera is temorarily not working...will try to get a pic soon although I would almost need a macro lens...
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    It could be a feather duster worm. I have some hermit crabs (living in old snail shells) that have them. Does it move around on the snail ? A feather duster would not. But, it would quickly retract it's crown if touched.
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    Like this?

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    No, I don't believe it is a feather duster I have seen them before and it is not like that hound dog. It is a seperate entitny. It is now off the snail and is crawling (slowly) around. It looks like a snail without a shell and having small tree like fronds in its place...

    I will try to post a pic tomorrow although it is so small I don't imagine ny camera will do it justice...
    77 Gal Mixed reef -33 gal sump -20 gal fuge
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    I think it may be an aeolidacea nudibranch. It is stubbier than the picture I have but looks similar. If this is the case I should get rid of it...right?
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    Sight unseen it sounds like it could be a nudibranch. Some are not reef friendly. A pic will be needed for those with more nudibranch experience to access.
    Rob

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    aptasia?
    Newbie in training

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    It could be a slug.

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