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Something growing on my corals...what is it?

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El_Guapo0013

So i noticed that an aussie lord I have is not as healthy looking as my other two frags, so I inspected around it for any Aiptasia. I noticed somethings growing on its side. Not really sure what they are, I don't see any tentacles, however I do see movement when my damsels swim by it. Some purple looking things. Also noticed qhat looks like the same thing starting grow on the side of my Frogspawn, which is definitely no bueno. Anyone know what these are? Should I be fine just dipping both frags, do i need to scrape these things off, rely on some critter that eats whatever these are? Any help and advice is greatly appreciated.

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El_Guapo0013

Quick update. From what I could find on the interwebs, the one that is on my frogspawn is most likely a vermited snail. Not sure about the ones on my aussie lord. They don't seem to be as tube like and seem more mound like. So...what is the best way to remove a vermited from a coral without hurting the coral? 

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20 minutes ago, El_Guapo0013 said:

So i noticed that an aussie lord I have is not as healthy looking as my other two frags, so I inspected around it for any Aiptasia. I noticed somethings growing on its side. Not really sure what they are, I don't see any tentacles, however I do see movement when my damsels swim by it. Some purple looking things. Also noticed qhat looks like the same thing starting grow on the side of my Frogspawn, which is definitely no bueno. Anyone know what these are? Should I be fine just dipping both frags, do i need to scrape these things off, rely on some critter that eats whatever these are? Any help and advice is greatly appreciated.

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20190319_203510.jpg

20190319_203511.jpg

15530466556651555160490387881046.jpg

15530466895453544053576726510027.jpg

15530467271588022731131302520049.jpg

 

You beat my slow typing. 😄

 

First pic is a vermetid snail.  They cast out slime nets to catch food and can irritate corals. Scrape completely off or super glue the tube shut. 

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Your eyes are better than mine, lol. 

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