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Old 01/13/2007, 11:13 PM   #1
StephM33
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Question Can someone identify this?

We've found something new growing in our 96 g tank. They are "wormy" looking things that resemble very tiny spaghetti. It seems that one end of the "worm" has a frayed end which seems to move freely. I'm including a photo that shows them growing on the live rock, near the sand bed. There is one other area in the tank where there are quite a lot of them, and they literally look like a bowl of spaghetti.

It seems to me that they are growing most where there is less water circulation. I plan to add a power head in this area as the live rock in that area seems to have more "stuff" accumulating than any other area, but I would still like to know exactly what they are, if they are good or bad, and how to get rid of them.





Thank you in advance everyone!
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Old 01/13/2007, 11:16 PM   #2
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featherdusters? i cant really see, the photos are blurry, can u post better pics?


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Old 01/14/2007, 12:18 AM   #3
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they are mini featherdusters, I also have tons in my tank. In my opinion they are not bad, just are filter feeder that are free.


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Old 01/14/2007, 03:21 PM   #4
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They look like feather dusters. Are the tubes hard?


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Old 01/14/2007, 04:47 PM   #5
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Yep feather dusters. I like mine!!


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Old 01/14/2007, 06:14 PM   #6
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Really?? Wow. They don't look anything like we thought feather dusters were supposed to look like. I will post a better photo if I can (just to make sure) because while I can sort of see that with this small area of them, there is one area where they are collecting is a area of the live rock that looks like a bowl of (tiny length) spaghetti. It's not very attractive at all and honestly Moloch-0 I hadn't thought to touch them so I don't know if they are soft or hard.

As always, I can count on you all for some reassurance, and good questions. Thank you so much and I will definitely get back to you with more photos (I'm checking out Melev's rules on how to take a great pic of your tank) and a note on whether they are hard or soft.

I guess it would be a bad idea to rinse off the worst piece of live rock in saltwater, and see what happens? Can you tell I don't like them very much, lol?!


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