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White mucus like slime in tank?


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Saltwaternoobie

I just noticed this spiderweb looking slime in the tank, does anyone know what it could be? I have a 20 gallon tank stocked with 2 OC clowns, 1 fire fish goby and 1 6 line wrasse. 3 red dwarf hermit crabs. Running a marineland canister filter, no skimmer.

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Saltwaternoobie

I don’t have any snails in my set up. Or is that a type of bacteria/algae? 

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3 hours ago, Saltwaternoobie said:

I don’t have any snails in my set up. Or is that a type of bacteria/algae? 

I figured that you'd look it up after it was identified.  They are classified as a snail, but they look more like a tiny tube worm.  Follow the "slime" back to the rock and you'll should see what I'm referring to.  They are a filter feeder that uses a web-like substance to capture and retrieve its food.  You'll usually see their webs out after a disturbance (which kicks up detritus) or after feeding your tank.

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