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Old 12-20-2013, 09:55 AM   #1
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live rock

Hey guys. I've just put some live rock in my tank and to my surprise theres little bugs running in and out of the holes and there's a red thing popped out a tube (I'll put a picture of that)

This is all well and good but my tank is in early stages of cycling is this life going to die off because I wouldn't mind being able to keep it if I can as I'm sure they will benefit my tank in the long run.



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What is this red thing? It came out about an hour after I put them in my tank.

Thanks for any help
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:58 AM   #2
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Looks like it may be a feather duster, a closer pic would help
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:01 AM   #3
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That's as close as I can get to it. Thanks for the reply
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:14 PM   #4
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Itty bitty feather duster is what it looks like to me.
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bugs are most likely pods , the red thing is feather duster
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:42 PM   #6
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How can I keep it alive? Or will it just eat the waste in the water also foes this look like ok live rock to you guys?
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feather dusters are filter feeders they live on whats in the water they will die off than in time they may come back , there also a pain when they grow all over rocks and die off since the tubs in my perspective are ugly
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:21 PM   #8
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Ah ok. Im only cycling mine so hopefully there benefit the tank as it goes through its process. Thanks for the reply everyone on this forum is very helpfully.

I'm new to saltwater so expect some dumb questions
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they will appear than disappear than reappear as they will grow any where even on the glass , my hermits ate most of the dead tubs but there's still tons
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