Hydroid medusa?

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  1. GoldeneyeRet

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    ID please 1/8 to 1/4 inch, brownish red, motile. Looks like a wood tick. Not opaque like hydroids I've seen before.

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    The centers on hydroids are a little smaller...maybe a baby starfish...
     
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    Look like brittle star.
     
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    Legs seem shorter and thicker than a brittle star, but maybe. Theres also 6 legs, dont brittle stars have 5?
     
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    Looks like 6 to me!
     
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    Looks like it’s missing most of its legs (length not number).
     
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    Yeah, if that's the case it does look like a brittle star. All the mini brittles in my tank are black and white, and this is brownish red and with the shorter legs I thought it was something else.

    I'm gonna dig around tonight and see if I can find one with full legs to confirm the id.

    Thanks all for the help!
     
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