What’s living in my blasto?

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So, a hermit marched over this frag (that I’ve had for months) and I saw the orange bit and thought it was a dead polyp or something.

It moves. It has antennae I think... or at least some tentacle like things.

My immediate reaction would be vermatid but it doesn’t look like any I’ve ever seen and there aren’t any in the tank (that I know of).

Normally the blasto is puffy and I don’t see this thing.

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If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck... it’s probably a duck.

Some googling has suggested not all vermatid snails look a like...
 

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it is a very large vermetid, the huge vermetus ones usually are not an issue and i seen someone had one for years with no reproduction or issue
 
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I removed it... full lancing/scrape. Fingers crossed it didn’t have any youngsters.
 

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It’s puffing up again... can’t even tell where it was... haha... jk. Looks like all is well.

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