what the heck is this?!

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    Sharkie The Damsel Defender

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    okay so my talking in the video basically explains it (i was on the phone with my man lol) I have NO clue what the heck this thing is...

    first i thought it was a majano, put some remover on it and the thing moved ASAP!! so i got the turkey baster and sucked it out and put it in a cup and now its jamming around like a crazy thing!

    the picture is what it looked like before i took it out, and the video is what its doing now... all the pieces are moving by themselves...:shock: EW!! lol


    is this a type of nudibranch or sea worm? or was my anemone type thing more on the money? or... is this yet ANOTHER one of my random sea creature findings?:grumble:


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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhmsVQYPKv8[/ame]
     
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    EWW! Weird looking.
     
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    Sharkie The Damsel Defender

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    uhhhh YEAAAHHHHH!!! i have no clue what it is... i was thinking maybe a carpet anem? i just dont know much about nems
     
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    Sharkie how do you end up with these things? WTF!
    It's not a anemone. And it doesn't look like a nudibranch.
    What is it? It a creepy something that shouldn't be in your tank.
    I think your tank is being controlled by aliens!
     
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    Hmm attack of the pod people huh. Next thing you know we will all have these things and then start wanting damsels in our tanks. Wait a minute I think I hear the twilight zone theme song........
     
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    I like the narration on the video. :)
    It's a nudibranch. Phyllodesmium briareum to be more precise. Notice the scientific name....briareum...which is the scientific name for star polyps.
    The Sea Slug Forum - Phyllodesmium briareum
     
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    Sharkie The Damsel Defender

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    wooo i was righttt!!


    now the question is, should i keep him or get rid of him? my sister has a small tank with no corals in it... would it survive? its still alive this morning (in the cup still) or is it just a nasty i should get rid of?
     
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    Sharkie The Damsel Defender

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    hey now... i already want damsels in my tank ;D ;D
     
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    I think ccapt was implying that it ate star polyps in his post. I think most nudis have a very specialized diet and cant be easily kept in tanks

    Brian
     
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    ya that post cc put said its a soft coral eater so its a nasty. Im sorry sharkie was just to easy to make the joke about the damsels. If they werent so aggressive i would have a few in my tank.
     
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    I read up on them, they do eat corals. So if you want to keep it, you could try keeping a stock of cheap softies for it to munch on, like kenya trees or xenias. It's worth a shot.
     
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    Wow ccCapt. Great ID job! Did you know that right off or did you have to search a bit? Very impressive; you too Sharkie.
     
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    :) I knew it was a nudibranch right off the bat with it sitting in the star polyps. I then Googled star polyp eating nudibranch to get the scientific name.
     
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    cool cool :) i've worked with some of the more vibrant variants of nudis up at the aquarium and thats what it reminded me of when it started moving around so much in the cup...


    sadly he didn't make it in my sisters tank with nada to eat... i put him in there bc its small and he is too but i guess he doesnt like the xneias... oh well... thanks for all the help!
     
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