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For the past couple of weeks, I noticed this thing on my coral that seems to have gotten bigger. When I first got it, I thought it was apart of the coral. I'm guessing this is a vermatid snail with possibly another. Could anyone confirm this, so I can begin the removal process.20200326_093832.thumb.jpg.3f5982bd09ff3b7c706b36f2cc5a62de.jpg20200326_093833.thumb.jpg.d236e935e331d86b385a944c11d23b2e.jpg20200326_093851.thumb.jpg.ce8212dd79ef29c048d82ccc2c80337a.jpg20200326_093848.thumb.jpg.3473d8f1af30e67caf3a8b70a5464e39.jpg20200326_093833.thumb.jpg.d236e935e331d86b385a944c11d23b2e.jpg

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41 minutes ago, undertheseaquarium said:

For the past couple of weeks, I noticed this thing on my coral that seems to have gotten bigger. When I first got it, I thought it was apart of the coral. I'm guessing this is a vermatid snail with possibly another. Could anyone confirm this, so I can begin the removal process.20200326_093832.thumb.jpg.3f5982bd09ff3b7c706b36f2cc5a62de.jpg20200326_093833.thumb.jpg.d236e935e331d86b385a944c11d23b2e.jpg20200326_093851.thumb.jpg.ce8212dd79ef29c048d82ccc2c80337a.jpg20200326_093848.thumb.jpg.3473d8f1af30e67caf3a8b70a5464e39.jpg20200326_093833.thumb.jpg.d236e935e331d86b385a944c11d23b2e.jpg

Spionid worm......very similar type of pest to vermetid snails. 

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You can break them off, even better is a dental pick.

 

They grow back eventually.

 

I break them off during water changes, just part of owning a reef 

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4 hours ago, WV Reefer said:

Spionid worm......very similar type of pest to vermetid snails. 

Thank you

2 hours ago, Clown79 said:

You can break them off, even better is a dental pick.

 

They grow back eventually.

 

I break them off during water changes, just part of owning a reef 

OH... I went to TOWN on that rock. Turned out it was approx. 2 (1 EXTREMELY long, and 1 medium). I set up a little station with some long tweezers, diamond edged makeup tweezers, flathead mini screwdriver, wire pliers, and a hard bristle toothbrush.

 

 

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When I first got her (Feb.)

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Setup:

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The NASTIES: gross but cool, I got a vid of them dying

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After: I did a thorough job at cleaning the under skeleton. There were deep crevices where the worm(s) had setup. After removing everything, I used Seachem coral glue to fill in the larger ones, to save from any future invaders.20200326_110142.thumb.jpg.4980cb428221c04fd88af59472bd9962.jpg

 

2hrs later: Crappy pic, but she looks so much better and relaxed. I'm hoping by 6months, her size will increase and the pressure point areas will heal and fluff up again.🙂20200326_143929.thumb.jpg.6a6b984d3ff22b0901c5289dc0fa4a6c.jpg

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17 minutes ago, undertheseaquarium said:

When I first got her (Feb.)

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Setup:

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20200326_102342.thumb.jpg.5ae8b664c12843805bcf28d8aed653b6.jpg

 

The NASTIES: gross but cool, I got a vid of them dying

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After: I did a thorough job at cleaning the under skeleton. There were deep crevices where the worm(s) had setup. After removing everything, I used Seachem coral glue to fill in the larger ones, to save from any future invaders.20200326_110142.thumb.jpg.4980cb428221c04fd88af59472bd9962.jpg

 

2hrs later: Crappy pic, but she looks so much better and relaxed. I'm hoping by 6months, her size will increase and the pressure point areas will heal and fluff up again.🙂20200326_143929.thumb.jpg.6a6b984d3ff22b0901c5289dc0fa4a6c.jpg

Excellent surgery! 😄 

 

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12 hours ago, WV Reefer said:

Excellent surgery! 😄 

 

Why thank you! 😄

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Final update: 24hrs later & she looks AMAZING! Precilla (I name the aquamates that cause me the most trouble, lol) looks happy! I cant wait to feed tonight (Friday is BIG feed day, compared to the others)20200327_115003.thumb.jpg.35446cd2b97a3264bfa4069f99ee13fb.jpg20200327_115015.thumb.jpg.22b6071ff35e3ae4b51eec50d0059fb7.jpg

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Just now, undertheseaquarium said:

Final update: 24hrs later & she looks AMAZING! Precilla (I name the aquamates that cause me the most trouble, lol) looks happy! I cant wait to feed tonight (Friday is BIG feed day, compared to the others)20200327_115003.thumb.jpg.35446cd2b97a3264bfa4069f99ee13fb.jpg20200327_115015.thumb.jpg.22b6071ff35e3ae4b51eec50d0059fb7.jpg

Precilla looks pleased with the results. 😊

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