What is this creature

Hoochee

New Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
May 12, 2022
Messages
6
Reaction score
2
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
US
Bought a new 2nd hand aquarium - 5 gallon fully set up, rocks, corals. A couple of snails and starfish have made appearances. Looking to ID what’s in the attached picture.
Under blue light it has an orange coloring, looks blue in the picture with a flash. My Peppermint shrimp bumped into and it retracted very fast. It’s about 1/16” at the moment.

Thanks in advance

3F329D5E-7C8D-4707-A28A-D24DE1B155C2.jpeg
 
REEFTIDE

vetteguy53081

Well known Member and monster tank lover
Review score
+4 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Aug 11, 2013
Messages
60,307
Reaction score
131,237
Review score
+4 /0 /-0
Location
Wisconsin - Florida before Fall
Pic very fuzzy to truly tell but could be a vermetid snail
 
OP
H

Hoochee

New Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
May 12, 2022
Messages
6
Reaction score
2
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
US
I’ve tried numerous times to get a better pic - can’t get it in crisp focus. Another, somewhat better pic, or at least shows colors under white light. Looked up the snail - could be but not certain.

I have a video clip of it retracting so will upload that somewhere and set a link.
18C3ED51-CC21-4975-894E-429098409267.jpeg
 
OP
H

Hoochee

New Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
May 12, 2022
Messages
6
Reaction score
2
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
US
It hasn’t moved from the spot it’s in for days. I can’t tell if it’s attached to the rock or has itself embedded in a hole.

No calcareous tube that I can see, but it would need to be embedded in a hole in the rock.
 
Top Shelf Aquatics

vetteguy53081

Well known Member and monster tank lover
Review score
+4 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Aug 11, 2013
Messages
60,307
Reaction score
131,237
Review score
+4 /0 /-0
Location
Wisconsin - Florida before Fall
It hasn’t moved from the spot it’s in for days. I can’t tell if it’s attached to the rock or has itself embedded in a hole.

No calcareous tube that I can see, but it would need to be embedded in a hole in the rock.
Other possibility is hydroid or fanworm
 

vetteguy53081

Well known Member and monster tank lover
Review score
+4 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Aug 11, 2013
Messages
60,307
Reaction score
131,237
Review score
+4 /0 /-0
Location
Wisconsin - Florida before Fall

sfin52

So many pedestrians so little time
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Jun 19, 2016
Messages
20,406
Reaction score
91,021
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Usa
Bought a new 2nd hand aquarium - 5 gallon fully set up, rocks, corals. A couple of snails and starfish have made appearances. Looking to ID what’s in the attached picture.
Under blue light it has an orange coloring, looks blue in the picture with a flash. My Peppermint shrimp bumped into and it retracted very fast. It’s about 1/16” at the moment.

Thanks in advance

3F329D5E-7C8D-4707-A28A-D24DE1B155C2.jpeg
Welcome to the reef2reef
 

vetteguy53081

Well known Member and monster tank lover
Review score
+4 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Aug 11, 2013
Messages
60,307
Reaction score
131,237
Review score
+4 /0 /-0
Location
Wisconsin - Florida before Fall
Still say fan worm which uses fan to capture food
 

How often do you buy coral from other hobbyists?

  • Very Often

    Votes: 68 22.4%
  • Occasionally

    Votes: 105 34.5%
  • Very Rare

    Votes: 61 20.1%
  • Never

    Votes: 61 20.1%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 9 3.0%
Copepods
Top