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dontgetbit

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they are worms (not too sure of the name) that send out "nets" to catch food in the water column. Keep them around. most of the ones in my tank are a bit larger

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captainbastard

Per the ID THREAD:

 

Vermetid: HARMLESS

Typically harmful if nothing is around. I have noticed that these things (I have some big ones) when they create their slime trail it really bugs all your corals. They will keep zoas closed up completely and really irritate any others to the point that it will kill the coral. I have personally even lost colonies because of these. So just watch with caution.

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Can someone tell me what these are? They produce a spider web like strand in the tank and even attach to the powerhead.

 

DSC00347.jpg

 

Those are vermetid worms. They are harmless, but the "webs" they put out can irritate coral.

 

Here is a up close and personal shot at what your are looking at

 

http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af271/...largeduster.jpg

tinyandlargeduster.jpg

 

and they are fine, bother nothing

 

That photo is an incorrect identification. Those are colonial hydroids.

 

Hydroids (harmful):

hydroids.jpg

 

Vermetid Worms (relatively harmless):

verm2.jpg

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now is it a feather duster we are talking about here or something else? i thought he was talking about the sends out the mucus "net", not a little feather duster.

 

ty for above post ^

i thought he was talking about the vermetid

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