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    Sea Squirt?

    Hi Everyone, I'm looking for help identifying this. They are all over my 'fuge' but especially in the chamber that takes the overflow from the tank. I tried photographing them in the 'fuge' but those pic's didn't turn out very well. They are anchored and don't move (at least I have seen them move) and are definitely alive. Thought it might be a sponge (Porifera) but I really don't know.

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    BTW I know it's an eraser ... the help I need is to id the little whitish thing below it ... LOL

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    BTW I know it's an eraser ... the help I need is to id the little whitish thing below it ... LOL

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    slo hand.... do they move by some sort of self locomotion? or do they move by water current? I think I may have seen the same things at my workplace
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    When they're in the tank do they look like little puffballs with crowns? If so they are a type of sponge common in the lower flow areas. They are normally seen in fairly young tanks and often disappear on thier own in time. They are harmless.
    Susan

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    When their in the tank they are onion shaped and I find them in the HIGH flow area's ... especially right in the first stage of my sump/refuge. They do not appear to have any locomotion. I had posted this question a while back and yes Flame_Angel, I believe they are a sponge. On a related matter, I had also asked for an ID of this in another thread (http://aquariacanada.com/forums/show...ighlight=jello) ... I've observed that it also has an openning (mouth) that pulses (open and closed) sucking food particles in I presume. Would this also be a sponge?

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    Lawrence

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    That's exactly what I was suspecting they were Angel!
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    yeh whatever reef bizzy
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