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Old 04-08-2005, 02:29 PM   #1
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explosion of tube worms?

has anyone ever experienced this? i noticed probably 100's of these growing...can they turn into a pest?


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Old 04-08-2005, 03:23 PM   #2
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the feather duster types? IMO they will not turn into pest.
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Old 04-08-2005, 03:40 PM   #3
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yeah the white tube ones...i literally noticed 100's of them on the glass and all over my rocks....never seen so many before


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Old 04-08-2005, 06:04 PM   #4
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most likely snails. vermetids. yes a pest, if you think they are ugly. and trust me they get ugly.

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including live rock, corals, etc.....
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Old 04-09-2005, 12:41 AM   #5
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hmm are ya sure??? they dont move around


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Old 04-10-2005, 10:44 PM   #6
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yeah, vermetids dont move.

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There is a major feeding difference between the feather duster type and the vermetids. Feathers filter feed and verms release this silk like fishing line to snag food out of the wate colume.
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Old 04-11-2005, 12:48 AM   #8
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not sure

I have a bunch of those in my new set up. I wasn't sure what they were but I didn't think they would be harmful. THey do shoot out a thin thread like thing that has particle stuck to it sometimes. So you don't think they are harmful? I hope not.

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Are they spiral shaped? If they are feather dusters, I've been told it is a sign of a healthy tank and let em go.
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From what I read and what they look like I am gonna say they are vermetids they shoot out a thin line then real it back in. From what I read there is no problem with them. I hope this is correct what I read.

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