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Old 08-03-2012, 09:21 PM   #1
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White specs developed on glass and on some

of the live rock. What is this? Ive noticed it at my lfs also.
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:47 PM   #2
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I've had this before but mine were copepods I think. It can be a number of things. Here's a link that tells about some of the different things it could be:

http://www.ehow.com/info_8419843_lit...-aquarium.html

It may or may not help. Funny thing is, back then I didn't want copepods but now I am wanting a mandarin goby so I do! LOL! Go figure!
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It`s some type of pods that came with your LR.
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If you look at them really close (magnifying glass maybe) are they spiraled?

Probably spirorbid polychaetes, they're a sort of fan worm.
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If you look at them really close (magnifying glass maybe) are they spiraled?

Probably spirorbid polychaetes, they're a sort of fan worm.
That was going to be my guess. I had them bad for awhile but they seem to be petering out a bit.
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I'd like to see a picture. I have tons of exactly what you are talking about all through my tank. I've believed them to be copepods...but this fan worm talk has me on the fence now. Even looking at pictures of the spirorbid polychaetes and I am confused. Im going to be up on my tank when I get home from work... I will still assume if they don't have the "fans" that they are copepods... I will be corrected if I'm wrong shorly I'm sure, lol. Here's hoping they are pods.
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I'd like to see a picture. I have tons of exactly what you are talking about all through my tank. I've believed them to be copepods...but this fan worm talk has me on the fence now. Even looking at pictures of the spirorbid polychaetes and I am confused. Im going to be up on my tank when I get home from work... I will still assume if they don't have the "fans" that they are copepods... I will be corrected if I'm wrong shorly I'm sure, lol. Here's hoping they are pods.
Copepods move, spirorbid worms don't.
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I was hoping copepods, but mine dont move. So, are these worms an issue? Is the something that eats these? I have a 6 line wrasse that will be entering the tank soon, and i know they like to feast on bristleworms but how bout these?
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They are harmless, if they are on the glass, scrape them off, or leave them, your choice.
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Ok thx!
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