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Old 10-02-2004, 10:18 AM   #1
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White dots on glass, snails - are these pods?

I posed this question before on this forum,but did not have pictures to go along with the post. I have these white circular creatures, quite small, that grow on the glass and on the backs of my mexican turbo snails. Are these pods?



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I think they are tiny tube worms. I got a bunch growing all over.
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I think they are tiny tube worms. I got a bunch growing all over.
OK...so is that good or bad?
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Good sign that your tank is a ok!!

I have plenty of those little buggers. They are a good sign, and harmless.
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On the glass of my tank, I can see small, white coils that are about 2mm across and have tiny hairs sticking out. What are these guys?
This is probably yet another tube-dwelling polychaete from the Family Spirorbidae. It is yet another harmless filter-feeder that is common in reef aquaria. It is common for these worms to inhabit areas of high water flow, including your tank's plumbing. They readily reproduce via sexual means and often spread throughout the tank, and can generally be considered a sign of a healthy maturing tank.
From this site:: http://www.reefs.org/hhfaq/
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On the glass of my tank, I can see small, white coils that are about 2mm across and have tiny hairs sticking out. What are these guys?
This is probably yet another tube-dwelling polychaete from the Family Spirorbidae. It is yet another harmless filter-feeder that is common in reef aquaria. It is common for these worms to inhabit areas of high water flow, including your tank's plumbing. They readily reproduce via sexual means and often spread throughout the tank, and can generally be considered a sign of a healthy maturing tank.
From this site:: http://www.reefs.org/hhfaq/
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these look like nerite eggs
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