NANFA-- Bryozoan care help needed

Shireen Gonzaga (
Mon, 03 Jan 2000 00:49:16 -0500

A couple of weeks ago, a friend and I were walking on a
Delaware Bay beach shopping for stones for our aquariums.
I found a tan-colored invert that looked like jello with
fingers washed up on the shore. I suspect it is Ambiguous
Bryozoan (Anguinella palmata). It's currently sitting in
a 2.5g brackish tank. Not knowing much about bryozoans,
I figured they were filter feeders and dropped in a little
liquid baby fish food to get an infusoria culture going.

Anyhow, this critter is making its presence felt. It stinks.
But it still looks somewhat alive so I'm not giving up.

Any suggestions on how I can take better care of Mr. Stinky?
(I had originally named him Buddy the bryozoan but that
name does not fit anymore.) Is it OK to trim off dead tissue
or will I kill the animal?


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