Lots of little feather dusters

Discussion in 'Reef Fishes' started by BruceJ, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. BruceJ

    BruceJ Guest

    Over the last few months, I have been getting LOTS of small white feather
    dusters growing over most of my live rock.

    Is this a GOOD sign, bad sign or what? What should I do? I do like them, if
    it makes any differeance, I just am not sure if I should be concerned.

    I do have several peices of coral that these are attaching themselves to and
    that DOES annoy me.

    I VERY rarely feed tank, and my fish (only several damsels and a goby
    watchman) appear healthly. I see very little stuff coming out of my skimmer.

    I have groups of algae, but nothing really to eat it, but the tank is by NO
    means over grown with algae and the front glass needs scraping once every
    several weeks to a month.

    I have NOT tested water for a long time. but otherwise, things seem very
    healthly. I did "loose" 3 fish about two - three months ago, they all looked
    heathy several days before. I THINK my cat got them as the covers had been
    off for a while.

    This is a 155 gal reef tank.

    Thanks
    Bruce
     
    BruceJ, Nov 11, 2003
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  2. the worms are no harm at all, if they are getting on your corals, just pull
    them off and place them down on the substrate, they will spread here and do
    filter the water somewhat.

    kc

    "BruceJ" <oe*NOSPAM*@connecting4income.com> wrote in message
    news:JGesb.174445$Tr4.467993@attbi_s03...
    > Over the last few months, I have been getting LOTS of small white feather
    > dusters growing over most of my live rock.
    >
    > Is this a GOOD sign, bad sign or what? What should I do? I do like them,

    if
    > it makes any differeance, I just am not sure if I should be concerned.
    >
    > I do have several peices of coral that these are attaching themselves to

    and
    > that DOES annoy me.
    >
    > I VERY rarely feed tank, and my fish (only several damsels and a goby
    > watchman) appear healthly. I see very little stuff coming out of my

    skimmer.
    >
    > I have groups of algae, but nothing really to eat it, but the tank is by

    NO
    > means over grown with algae and the front glass needs scraping once every
    > several weeks to a month.
    >
    > I have NOT tested water for a long time. but otherwise, things seem very
    > healthly. I did "loose" 3 fish about two - three months ago, they all

    looked
    > heathy several days before. I THINK my cat got them as the covers had been
    > off for a while.
    >
    > This is a 155 gal reef tank.
    >
    > Thanks
    > Bruce
    >
    >
     
    Dragon Slayer, Nov 12, 2003
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  3. BruceJ

    Brad Guest

    A few months ago I had the same thing, it looked like someone took handfuls
    of featherdusters and splattered them all over the tank. Today I have a
    dozen or so that have slowly been growing, but many of the others have
    disappeared. There must have been hundreds in the beginning.

    Brad


    "BruceJ" <oe*NOSPAM*@connecting4income.com> wrote in message
    news:JGesb.174445$Tr4.467993@attbi_s03...
    > Over the last few months, I have been getting LOTS of small white feather
    > dusters growing over most of my live rock.
    >
    > Is this a GOOD sign, bad sign or what? What should I do? I do like them,

    if
    > it makes any differeance, I just am not sure if I should be concerned.
    >
    > I do have several peices of coral that these are attaching themselves to

    and
    > that DOES annoy me.
    >
    > I VERY rarely feed tank, and my fish (only several damsels and a goby
    > watchman) appear healthly. I see very little stuff coming out of my

    skimmer.
    >
    > I have groups of algae, but nothing really to eat it, but the tank is by

    NO
    > means over grown with algae and the front glass needs scraping once every
    > several weeks to a month.
    >
    > I have NOT tested water for a long time. but otherwise, things seem very
    > healthly. I did "loose" 3 fish about two - three months ago, they all

    looked
    > heathy several days before. I THINK my cat got them as the covers had been
    > off for a while.
    >
    > This is a 155 gal reef tank.
    >
    > Thanks
    > Bruce
    >
    >
     
    Brad, Nov 13, 2003
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  4. BruceJ

    wolfhedd Guest

    ya, i have hundreds upon hundreds, growing on various rocks now, theyre
    good, good sign of life. i didnt know you could pull them off, cause mine
    ard hard worms, having hard white tubes, with hot pink and flourescent
    orange type feathers. They seem to grow realy well in the more unlit areas
    also. Would like to see a rock full of these things with Coralline filling
    all the gaps, have one small rock that is getting like that and others
    heading that way.
    I am growing a reef from scratch, this is my thing. I wont add any major
    pieces in my tank that overpower the mini reef i am growing. everything is
    miniature, and real grown, not placed. i have added a few polyps and
    mushrooms in hopes of them spreading too however. So i really like these
    tube worms cause theyre the right size for my mini reef.
    60 gal with 6 gal sump, 1/1/2 DSB, Lotsa Rock.
    WH

    "Brad" <kowitz1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:EACsb.408$cX1.254@fed1read02...
    > A few months ago I had the same thing, it looked like someone took

    handfuls
    > of featherdusters and splattered them all over the tank. Today I have a
    > dozen or so that have slowly been growing, but many of the others have
    > disappeared. There must have been hundreds in the beginning.
    >
    > Brad
    >
    >
    > "BruceJ" <oe*NOSPAM*@connecting4income.com> wrote in message
    > news:JGesb.174445$Tr4.467993@attbi_s03...
    > > Over the last few months, I have been getting LOTS of small white

    feather
    > > dusters growing over most of my live rock.
    > >
    > > Is this a GOOD sign, bad sign or what? What should I do? I do like them,

    > if
    > > it makes any differeance, I just am not sure if I should be concerned.
    > >
    > > I do have several peices of coral that these are attaching themselves to

    > and
    > > that DOES annoy me.
    > >
    > > I VERY rarely feed tank, and my fish (only several damsels and a goby
    > > watchman) appear healthly. I see very little stuff coming out of my

    > skimmer.
    > >
    > > I have groups of algae, but nothing really to eat it, but the tank is by

    > NO
    > > means over grown with algae and the front glass needs scraping once

    every
    > > several weeks to a month.
    > >
    > > I have NOT tested water for a long time. but otherwise, things seem very
    > > healthly. I did "loose" 3 fish about two - three months ago, they all

    > looked
    > > heathy several days before. I THINK my cat got them as the covers had

    been
    > > off for a while.
    > >
    > > This is a 155 gal reef tank.
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > > Bruce
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    wolfhedd, Nov 16, 2003
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