Looking for an ID

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  1. Walter84

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    I have seen this guy cruising my tank the past week. I am sure he has probably been in there for a while. Here are 2 pictures.

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    That is a filter feeding sea cucumber.

    This is extremely cool. I'm jealous!

    And I'm impressed it seems to be doing well in your tank (filter feeders often starve in our tanks).

    If you watch it carefully you'll see that, one by one, it stuffs its feeding arms into its mouth and then slowly pulls them out. What is going on here is it is catching small particulates on its highly branched feeding arms then stuffing them in its mouth one by one to lick them clean. And as it pulls a given arm out of its mouth it coats it with a sticky substance to help it catch food better.
     
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    Thought I would give an update. I figure he died months ago. Turns out he moved to the filter area of my AIO. Pictures are a bit rough but before I hit him with my finger, he had him feeding arms out. So I am pretty sure it is him. Been dealing with some tank issues lately was nice to see this guy again.

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