What’s this on my leather?

Sharkbait19

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My leather has been closed up for about a day. This morning I found this on one of the heads.
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What is this? A hydroid? Whatever it is it doesn’t look particularly friendly....
How should I go about removing it?
 
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Could be a syllid worm- i believe they eat the host coral. No idea how to remove it- maybe somebody else can help with that
Maybe, though I don't really see much that is "worm-like" about them. They seem more like tiny hair-like protrusions, with ball-shaped appendages (hard to capture in a photograph).
 
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Hydroid.
 

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