I just got some daisy polyps and there seems to be a hitchhiker.

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It is really small it is hard to get a picture of it. All I can see is a hole on the side of the Coral with thin little white tentacles coming out if it. I have watched them move and react. Should I try to pull it out of there?
 
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Hard to give you an answer with out some sort of picture to go on, specifically for size of the hole, size of the tentacles and actual colors.
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It's hard to see but if you look close you can see what looks like little white hairs coming out of a hole in the Coral.
 
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You can see the white-looking hairs coming out of the hole. I circled and pointed out the tentacles. I need to find out what it is and how to kill it. Will it kill my coral?
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I still don’t see anything. It sounds like it could be a barnacle. If so, it would look like a fan that moves regularly and fairly quickly about 180 degrees then closes before repeating.

can you better describe the tentacles? Are there just a few or many? What is the shape? A barnacle is fan shaped and moves almost constantly. A feather duster opens more like a flower with a circular array of ‘feathers’. It opens and can retract very quickly, but doesn’t move much once open. A sea cucumber has fewer branches, but the are a full 360 like a feather duster, but you will see it bring 1 finger at a time to it’s mouth. Aptasia has fewer thicker tentacles and will retract quickly, but otherwise you won’t see a lot of movement. Could also be a spaghetti worm, Vermatid snail……lots of stuff.
 

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I can not see from your photos, does it look similar to this?
 

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I still don’t see anything. It sounds like it could be a barnacle. If so, it would look like a fan that moves regularly and fairly quickly about 180 degrees then closes before repeating.

can you better describe the tentacles? Are there just a few or many? What is the shape? A barnacle is fan shaped and moves almost constantly. A feather duster opens more like a flower with a circular array of ‘feathers’. It opens and can retract very quickly, but doesn’t move much once open. A sea cucumber has fewer branches, but the are a full 360 like a feather duster, but you will see it bring 1 finger at a time to it’s mouth. Aptasia has fewer thicker tentacles and will retract quickly, but otherwise you won’t see a lot of movement. Could also be a spaghetti worm, Vermatid snail……lots of stuff.
they look like little white worms and there are a lot of them. They will come out move around then dart back inside the hole
 
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they look like little white worms and there are a lot of them. They will come out move around then dart back inside the hole
Are they long or short? Do they all move together or separately? About how many ‘worms’ total? Have you looked up anything mentioned to rule it out? Since you can see it and we can’t, you’ll need to Google what people suggest.
 
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Are they long or short? Do they all move together or separately? About how many ‘worms’ total? Have you looked up anything mentioned to rule it out? Since you can see it and we can’t, you’ll need to Google what people suggest.
Like 5 maybe 6 I can see, they move separately, they just look like really thin white worms. They came out when I fed the fish
 
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yes, I think that is it! Is it eating my pore coral and how do I kill it!?
No it’s harmless. I suppose it could irritate the coral a little, but if won’t kill it. Just leave it be. Good biodiversity.
 
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