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Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by hillie, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. hillie

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    Can anyone tell me what the black tube-like thing is on this coral? and whether it is good or bad?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Hazey

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    Have you seen anything pop out of the end of the tube. If so it some kind of tube worm.
    If it's spongy then it maybe a black tube sponge but I doubt it as it looks a hard tube

    Also I'd not rule out it being a Vermetid worm
     
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    Hmmm, is it soft or hard? does it move at all? In all honesty it looks too "perfect" in shape to be anything alive could be wrong though, I am thinking perhaps it was a support for the coral at some point? Don`t really know to be honest, but to me it looks none life like....
     
  4. Saltydan

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    @bluez, I thought the same thing, almost looks plastic . Didn't want say anything for the fear of being ridiculed lol plus quite dramatic growth if it's only just appeared
     
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    I am use to being ridiculed, comes with the job now... Hysterical
     
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    Well at least we will get ridiculed together
     
  7. penzo

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    Looks man made, have you tried removing it?
     
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    Suspense is killing me now....
     
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    Me too:lol:
     
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    Well. it certainly does not appear life like.

    I would even go as far to say that it is the top of a droplet bottle although, if it is, the "pressy" bit looks long.
     
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    Its a boy coral; congratulations!!!
     
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    Could be an unusualy shaped Valonia. Need a bit more info really. What happens when you poke it?
    I am thinking maybe V.Ventricaria
     
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  13. hillie

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    It's gone :w00t: .... why oh why didn't I think of poking it when it was there :rolleyes: I'm sure it will come back again so I'll give it a poke. I've looked up both the vermitid wrm and the v.ventricaria.........it was sort of a mixture of both.......definitely tube shaped, but the top was domed and it was shiny and black. I brushed the coral so the tenticles retracted and still couldn't see it. I then picked-up the coral and looked underneath....nothing. I've now moved the coral and looked at the rock where it was resting (in a bit of a hollow) and I'm not sure if I can see a little black blob......it's at a very difficult angle so when the lights come on properly I might tip the rock to get a better view.

    WP_20151102_001.jpg WP_20151102_002.jpg WP_20151102_003.jpg the blob next to the Goni is a toadstall having a major sulk .......
     
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    We didn't see anything pop out the end and the coral was happily hugging it as opposed to avoiding contact.... I just wish I had thought of poking it to see if it was hard or soft, but it's disappeared so surely must have been soft?
     
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    If it was 1st April, you'd all have thought it was a joke! No, I didn't think to poke it or touch it.
     
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    looks like dead acro frag on a plug
     
  17. hillie

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    Well if it is it can move :lol: maybe it's an alien Hysterical


    I agree............looks completed false (plastic) in the photo...but no-where to be see this morning. I think [MENTION=11338]Hazey[/MENTION] is probably right and it's some form of worm..... I'll let you know if it makes a reappearance !
     
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    Maybe the Spongebob character, Plankton, actually lives in your tank and that was a nuc power head rocket he built to distroy Bikini Bottom....you were too late to stop the evil plot; he launched!!!
     
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    Problem solved :clap: I didn't get a chance to look at the rock yesterday, but it did occur to me that we should have a scrounge around the tank as it might, after all, be a bit of plastic that has since been blown off and is resting in some dark and dingy corner.
     
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    Just maybe.
     
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