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Thread: My new coral

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    For my third coral I purchased a nice large purple rock with Green Star Polyps. The coral is on both sides of the rock which is taller then it is wide. I've read where some peeps think this is an invasive species but with my current lighting its what will work.
    Found a large snail in this coral chunk when I had it in my specimen container, looking at images it looks like a Stomatella snail. After reading up on this type of snail I put it into the tank.
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    funny, I also got a stomatella snail with my GSPs. he's a decent little cleaner.

    my GSPs love to be in the current. spreads quickly aswell. one of my favs and a relatively easy coral.
    Thar she blows!!!

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    Love getting new corals/live rock just for the hitchhikers. So many cool things to discover.
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    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 and gift - mommy1 Thanks for the rep - Cliff Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior 
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    The GSP is starting to open up more today. My skunk cleaner shrimp hasn't left that rock since he found it yesterday. What could he possibly be picking off that piece.
    That stomatella snail was visible yesterday for a few hours. Since then he's blended into the rock somewhere.
    I do so like the extra hitchhikers I've found so far. Besides that snail my last frag had a brittle star in it.
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    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 and gift - mommy1 Thanks for the rep - Cliff Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior 
    Thanks for the gorgeous slide show! - fishmommie Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff It's a Sudbury Saturday Night, Cheers - Cliff Hockey finals can not be watched without a hockey pop or two - Cliff Thanks for the rep :) - Greentoads41 
    Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas - Cliff May you be living as high as the holiday hog this coming year! - Trillianne Happy New Year - mommy1 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Have a Birthday fish!! - steeler1 Here you go sir, I just wish it had been a good game. - steeler1 Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
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    I came home tonight and noticed that my nice flat piece of waving hand coral ( Blue Anthelia), has what looks like lawn mower marks running through it. There are 1/2 inch wide clear paths going across the rock it is anchored too. I then saw my last hitch hiker the Stomatella snail with what looks like a camo shell. There are waving hand polyps attached to it's shell. What gives? Is this a common practise for snails to mow down corals? I wonder if the polyps on the snails shell will drop off throughout the tank and anchor down on some live rock or will this snail decimate the coral over time?
    Last edited by Strider199; 02-20-2013 at 11:41 PM. Reason: coral name added.
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    Friends don't let friends drink alone, and I'm there for you man - Cliff After all that virtual alcohol it's time to sober up with some virtual food - mommy1 I can't drink alone mate - ScottishFish I won't thank you because it's a thankless job 7 also I cannot find any CUC type gifts but thanks [ - 850R Cheers bud - Cliff 
    Time for a Pint? I cannae drink alone - ScottishFish Implied message here. - mommy1 Congrats MOTM !!! - Cliff Cheers! - escamosa I dunno why I'm giving you a skunkloach as your prize,. They just sound cool! :) - escamosa 
    Merry Christmas - KingFisher Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas!! - ScottishFish Happy X-mas! :-) - MCHRKiller Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 
    A cup of coffee to get you going on that build. - Strider199 Merry xmas! - ScottishFish Merry Christmas - mommy1 Happy New Year - mommy1 Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 

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    I have never seen my stomatella mow down any corals. not to say it couldn't happen though. I'm still a reef noob aswell.
    Thar she blows!!!

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    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 and gift - mommy1 Thanks for the rep - Cliff Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior 
    Thanks for the gorgeous slide show! - fishmommie Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff It's a Sudbury Saturday Night, Cheers - Cliff Hockey finals can not be watched without a hockey pop or two - Cliff Thanks for the rep :) - Greentoads41 
    Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas - Cliff May you be living as high as the holiday hog this coming year! - Trillianne Happy New Year - mommy1 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Have a Birthday fish!! - steeler1 Here you go sir, I just wish it had been a good game. - steeler1 Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
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    After a few hours of searching the web after really seeing the culprit it looks like
    a soft coral eating Nubi.

    Tritoniopsis elegans Adult
    (Audouin, 1826)

    I have a piece of rock with coral attached to it in a specimen container right now. My son noticed something sticking out of a hole in the side of the rock. It doesn't move with the water flow but moves as it wants. I tried prodding it slightly and it retracts into the rock. Man is this hobby brain racking.
    Last edited by Strider199; 02-21-2013 at 11:46 PM.
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    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 and gift - mommy1 Thanks for the rep - Cliff Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior 
    Thanks for the gorgeous slide show! - fishmommie Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff It's a Sudbury Saturday Night, Cheers - Cliff Hockey finals can not be watched without a hockey pop or two - Cliff Thanks for the rep :) - Greentoads41 
    Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas - Cliff May you be living as high as the holiday hog this coming year! - Trillianne Happy New Year - mommy1 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Have a Birthday fish!! - steeler1 Here you go sir, I just wish it had been a good game. - steeler1 Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
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    The one we found tonight which I placed in the specimen container is very similar to this picture I found;

    Phyllodesmium crypticum
    Rudman, 1981
    Order: NUDIBRANCHIA
    Suborder: AEOLIDINA
    Family: Glaucidae

    This one is not the nudi we saw last night but it was living in the rock of the soft coral and the write up says it eats this type of coral. The larger one I saw last night is way neater looking and alot bigger and faster. I'm hoping to get a better picture of it tonight.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

    Please remember; every keystroke has a consequence.

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