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Old 03-26-2006, 08:32 PM   #1
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I recently bought at a frag meet a nice piece of LR with 5-6 mushrooms on it. The day after adding it to my tank I noticed these guys. In case the picture does not help. The have ~5-8 leafs coming out of a very small tube. There are about 15-20 in a tight cluster. They are not changing in size and at night they disappear. Are they some type of tube worm/ flower duster. Thanks.
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Some form of tube worm would be my guess, I think I tried to ID the same thing a couple of years ago and never got a definitive answer. Most likely they are harmless filter feeders that will do well with little or no intervention from you.
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If the polyps are jagged as they appear in the pic, you might try googling Cornularia and see what you come up with.

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Yep it is a species of Cornularia. From what I read they can form mats and are safe. Seem to be growing with only 80W NO, interesting. Thanks again.
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Yep it is a species of Cornularia.
That just sounds dirty :lol
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