New critters/ hitch hikers

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by ReeferRob, May 23, 2014.

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    So M and I are looking over the 57 this morning as the sun's going down, my tanks are on at night off during the day. I see 6 little lettuce nudibranchs cruising around on the glass just mowing the hell out of algae. They have to be tough to survive the rock cookout that they just went through, lol. I'll clean the glass tonight and shoot some photos.
     
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    Now I'm waiting for the damn things to show back up. I don't recall them disappearing like that back in the day. GRRRRR! :mad:
     
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    Little bastards finally came out. Not sure if they're nudibranchs or some sort of cowrie. I can tell you this, I WILL NOT poke the damn things to figure it out. There's too many things that will end you in the ocean in the mollusc family.

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    One of my Chernobyl starfish. None of these things have all of their arms and none has more than 2 full arms so that's why we call them Chernobyl stars, lol.
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    They look like stomatella (bivalved snails) great algae eaters
     
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    +1 on stomatella snails bottom pic is a asterina star.
     
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    ... you can totally safely poke both of those things.


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    You're more than welcome to come poke them if you like, I'll stand by for first aid, lol.
     
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    Excellent. I'll be right there.
     
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    Looks like I need to find some Bumblebee shrimp to get rid of them before they explode.
     
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    I've read bumblebee snails are in the whelk family and will go after clams, also I have bumblebees in my tank and asterinas and they don't eat them.
     
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    :whispers:

    He said shrimp
     
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    Lol I missed that detail:confused::p
     
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    Detail missage MIGHT kill ya one day, RIF!

    OK, Bumblebee shrimps are inbound Thursday night. I'd rather not kill them, ordered a mated pair Harlequins as well. Might just snag a few out of there and feed them to the Harlequins too if the Bumblebees don't do it.
     
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    Here's some more stuff from M's tank. I'm guessing Berghia nudibranchs? I added a new piece of rock that came in a few weeks ago so whatever it is, it's indigenous to Indonesia. And a few more just because.

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    That's the one that didn't get cozy with the wavemaker Aquarian.
     
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    Rob has issues with wandering anemones; they seem particularly fond of pumps. :)
     
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    Nice looking anemone :thumbsup: That nudi looks just like the ones that ate my Monti digita
     
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    Like I said, he even looks at something else and I'll squash his ass like a bug. I have a Monti cap in the tank of some sort. It seems to be all about algae, not aiptasia though.
     
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    That is one sexy nudi.
     
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    I'm all about sexy nudies, I mean nudis. ;)
     
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