What's growing out of my hammer coral

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  1. JT Hoffman

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    So I picked up this hammer coral today. After I did the 2 hour drip acclimation then a 5 min dip in Coral Rx Pro I placed in the tank and 30 mins later noticed a tube worm looking critter coming out of the coral. Any ideas on what it is?


     
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    Barnacle! Surprised it made it through the dip

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    I quickly googled and I am seeing that others seem to have barnacles living in their Euphyllia corals and it appears that it won't harm it. Any recommendations? Should I just leave it be? Or dip again?
     
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    They are a fun little hitchhiker. I have one in a montipora. If it's not irritating the coral, I don't see a reason to get rid of it. It does filter feed so it is beneficial as a CUC member, granted it isn't going to have a huge impact.

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    Thanks @cheezybuda I am new to this hobby and really appreciate your assistance and this forum as well. Great to know so many people in Minnesota share their love for the hobby with me.
     
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    I think it’s pretty sweet
     

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