Feather duster worm

Discussion in 'Reef Fishes' started by Jim Kulwicki, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. Jim Kulwicki

    Jim Kulwicki Guest

    Thanks for the reply. I wasn't aware a feather duster worm looks much like some
    sort of plant. This poor illustration below this text is similar to what it
    looks like.

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    Looking into the tank as I write this, it appears there are about 2-3 of them
    and about maybe an inch in height. I just seen the new growth on the rock and
    got excited not knowing what it was, so just had to ask. Once again, thanks for
    the reply!!

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    Xena Warrior Princess said:
    >>Some type of feather duster worm. Normally a good thing.
     
    Jim Kulwicki, Sep 25, 2003
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  2. Jim Kulwicki

    Teeb Guest

    Depends on what the make up of it is.. if it's a hard tube with the critter
    coming out the top then it would be a tubeworm.. if the body is all *soft*
    looking, from where it comes out of the rock on up, then you've got
    something else. I don't think inch long tubeworms appear overnight. Things
    like polyps and aiptasia though will close up and sometimes seem as if they
    completely vanish, then when they come back out, might appear that they just
    grew suddenly.. any way you can post a picture somewhere?

    Teeb

    "Jim Kulwicki" <jim.kulwicki@24.209.112.43.remove-i9g-this> wrote in message
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    > Thanks for the reply. I wasn't aware a feather duster worm looks much like

    some
    > sort of plant. This poor illustration below this text is similar to what

    it
    > looks like.
    >
    > \ /
    > |
    >
    > Looking into the tank as I write this, it appears there are about 2-3 of

    them
    > and about maybe an inch in height. I just seen the new growth on the rock

    and
    > got excited not knowing what it was, so just had to ask. Once again,

    thanks for
    > the reply!!
    >
    > ----
    > Jim (email: (bee)stung29@hotmail.com)
    > remove (bee) to email me.
    >
    >
    > Xena Warrior Princess said:
    > >>Some type of feather duster worm. Normally a good thing.

    >
    >
     
    Teeb, Sep 25, 2003
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  3. Jim Kulwicki

    Ktulu Guest

    Re: Re: Feather duster worm
    By: "Teeb" <goaway@noway.com> to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs on Thu Sep 25 2003 04:48 pm

    > Depends on what the make up of it is.. if it's a hard tube with the critter
    > coming out the top then it would be a tubeworm.. if the body is all *soft*
    > looking, from where it comes out of the rock on up, then you've got
    > something else. I don't think inch long tubeworms appear overnight. Things
    > like polyps and aiptasia though will close up and sometimes seem as if they
    > completely vanish, then when they come back out, might appear that they just
    > grew suddenly.. any way you can post a picture somewhere?
    >
    > Teeb


    Yes I may be able to post a picture. I'll get back to you on that one, I did
    find something that very closely resembles what it looks like at
    The bottom picture on this page very closely resembles what is in my tank.

    http://www.britannica.com/eb/article?eu=34476

    It's 11:15pm right now and the lights are off so I can't really say What the
    status of them are, as I write this, however I've also noticed over the last
    24-36 hours I've noticed brown patches of algae on the aragonite. I can't
    believe just how much algae popped up nearly over night. I'm sure it's a good
    thing, however currently, there is only 12-13lbs of LR in the tank. And I was
    going to put the full 60-70lbs in there to cycle the tank, which I'll do in a
    few weeks. I probably won't be adding any creatures until around CHristmas or
    so. Thanks for the reply!!!
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    Ktulu, Sep 26, 2003
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  4. Those are tube worms. Very common on live rock. They are harmless filter
    feeders.

    -Todd

    "Ktulu" <ktulu@24.209.112.43.remove-1y9-this> wrote in message
    news:3F73BDEC.1432.reefs@24.209.112.43...
    > Re: Re: Feather duster worm
    > By: "Teeb" <goaway@noway.com> to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs on Thu Sep 25

    2003 04:48 pm
    >
    > > Depends on what the make up of it is.. if it's a hard tube with the

    critter
    > > coming out the top then it would be a tubeworm.. if the body is all

    *soft*
    > > looking, from where it comes out of the rock on up, then you've got
    > > something else. I don't think inch long tubeworms appear overnight.

    Things
    > > like polyps and aiptasia though will close up and sometimes seem as if

    they
    > > completely vanish, then when they come back out, might appear that they

    just
    > > grew suddenly.. any way you can post a picture somewhere?
    > >
    > > Teeb

    >
    > Yes I may be able to post a picture. I'll get back to you on that one, I

    did
    > find something that very closely resembles what it looks like at
    > The bottom picture on this page very closely resembles what is in my tank.
    >
    > http://www.britannica.com/eb/article?eu=34476
    >
    > It's 11:15pm right now and the lights are off so I can't really say What

    the
    > status of them are, as I write this, however I've also noticed over the

    last
    > 24-36 hours I've noticed brown patches of algae on the aragonite. I can't
    > believe just how much algae popped up nearly over night. I'm sure it's a

    good
    > thing, however currently, there is only 12-13lbs of LR in the tank. And I

    was
    > going to put the full 60-70lbs in there to cycle the tank, which I'll do

    in a
    > few weeks. I probably won't be adding any creatures until around CHristmas

    or
    > so. Thanks for the reply!!!
    > ----
    > Jim (email: (bee)stung29@hotmail.com)
    > Remove (bee) to email me.
    >
     
    Todd Nicholson, Sep 26, 2003
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  5. Jim Kulwicki

    ~Vicki ~ Guest

    I have noticed more and more of them in my live rock over the last two
    months. I enjoy watching them and it seems that I see a new variety pop
    out every two weeks or so. The last one to just pop out looks like a
    mint lifesaver with little tentacles. This hobby is kind of cool.

    Vicki
     
    ~Vicki ~, Sep 26, 2003
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