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    I got this torch frag at the swap. It seems to have a mushroom or something on the stem. I think it may be a mushroom but it looks like one of them has a mouth...Would like some opinions before I scrape it off.



  • #2
    and strange enough it isn't soft...it's hard...

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    • #3
      That's the shell of a vermetid snail. They're mostly sedentary snails that build hard feather duster-like tubes, then cast out long mucus nets to catch fine particles of food. Hypothetically they are harmless, but if they reproduce and you wind up with a bunch of them in a tank the amount of 'webbing' they throw out as a group can irritate more sensitive hard corals.
      Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind.

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      • #4
        Guess I'll scrape it off...just to be safe. Thanks for the help!

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        • #5
          Do be careful, the edges can be sharp!

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