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Old 10-10-2004, 10:13 PM   #1
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Tiny Featherdusters??

I have these things growing on my lr. They look like eyelashes on a tube. They are less than 1 centimeter long and white. Could they be tiny featherdusters?

Oh, are featherdusters a good thing? I don't know anything about them except what they look like!
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Post a pic, most chances they are feather dusters, they are all over o live rock. And yes feather dusters are a good thing, they look beautiful!
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Sounds like they are. I have tons of them. Very cool!!
A pic would be nice.
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Old 10-10-2004, 10:31 PM   #4
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Cute and harmless. Enjoy them!
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Old 10-10-2004, 10:38 PM   #5
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yes i have the same things i think?? they look like very thin spagghett with purpleish, blueish feathers coming out. they retract when you get near them. what are they? should I take them off my live rock?
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No....leave them. A wonderful addition to your tank. Definately mini feather duster. Totally harmless.
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I can't get a picture of the little boogers. They are too small. I should have said less thatn .5 cm. (I am not goot at taking pics of my aquarium anyway!) Any picture advice?

Should I worry about anything eating them? My little hermit crabs? My emrald crab (new addition!)
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They're the only thing my emerald crab hasn't eaten off my rock, including teeny sponges and coralline algae.
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They're the only thing my emerald crab hasn't eaten off my rock, including teeny sponges and coralline algae.
Wow, he is a pistol!!
If you have an arrow crab, they will eat them. I doubt very much that your hermits will bother them. They are pretty quick.
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