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Featured Just Spotted this fella....

Discussion in 'I.D Section' started by [email protected], Aug 9, 2012.

  1. Simon@coralsworkshop

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    as i was adding fish and corals tonight i spotted this little chap coming out of the lr. looks a bit like a centipede. 3 antennae chitinous body and very long. about 3mm wide? and at least 10cm long. he was check out the new sps frag. came out quite slow but soon as he spotted me he disapeared like lightning! any ideas, is he a goody or a baddy????
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  2. Whipitup

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    What you described sounds like a Eunice worm, but doesn't look like it in the pictures.
     
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    Looks very eunice like to me....needs to come out if it is asap.
     
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    Eunice worm +1
     
  5. PaulM

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    If you look at Pic.3 full size you can see the antennae on the head. I'd say it's a Eunice too :(

    I have one too and it's going at upgrade :2guns:
     
  6. Simon@coralsworkshop

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    just googled it and its deff one of these chap, its small atm thank god but ill be sorting this out tomorrow!!!:014:
     
  7. Whipitup

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    Actually it does look like a Eunice worm, I thought the frag behind it was part of the worm!!! (it's been a long day!!!)
     
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    Eunice or Enuicid.
    Hate them.
     
  9. Simon@coralsworkshop

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    how do i get it out then? lol... its flipping quick!
     
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    Generally taking the rock out it lives in and smashing it up to get it is considered the best option.
     
  11. Simon@coralsworkshop

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    cool, i think i can remove this rock quite easily. its quite a big rock but not attached to anythin, has a few frags on it but thats no biggie. i just read that you canuse club soda??? what ever that is, soda water? another thread said to use fresh water... im thinking of trying to dip it in bicarb ro, if that fails ill smash the fu**er up
     
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    not what you wanted to hear simon!
     
  13. Simon@coralsworkshop

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    certainly isnt fella!! soon as i spotted it i knew it was a baddie! just couldnt think what it was. youre welcome to come around tomorrow aelred and hold the rock while i bash it with a jack hammer :moil:
     
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    I am not around at the moment, will be back midweek, happy to help if you need
     
  15. Simon@coralsworkshop

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    hehe, np, cheers for the offer. neil came around today any way and helped me destroy my tank trying to get it out:eek:

    actually, wasnt too drastic, the rock that he was on was easy to remove and didnt have any corals on it. had to really smash it up to get the little bleeder out though!

    he is in 2 peices but i definitely got him all out!!

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  16. Whipitup

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    Glad you got it fella!!
     
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    Nice one :thumbup1:

    taking the club hammer straight to it thats what i like to see, no messing about lol.
     
  18. JayTee

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    +1 from with taking the hammer straight to it. None of this dipping it in this that and the other. I've had two of these and both times the direct approach has been the answer.
     
  19. Simon@coralsworkshop

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    cheers guys, will have to keep my eye out for more!
     
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    Glad you got it out as i had a large one about 3 feet long in my tank a few years ago and got it out only to find another one a few months later so where theres one there will be 2 or maybe 3 so keep your eyes peeled ATB chris
     
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