newbie here and have a very frustrating question

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    Burnsss

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    First I would like yo say that some of the members here are very knowledgable which is a good thing for me. My question or concern is that I have these white things on my rock that look almost like maggots but have like a little duster like at the end of it. there are about 2-3 mm now but i've seen them almost double that size earlier. Can anyone help in figuring out what these are. Thanks and loking forward to any answers.:frustrat::grumble:
     
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    daugherty part time reefer

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    that is my guess is feather duster of some kind can you get a pic that will help out alot
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Im guessing feather dusters too.It hard to say with out a pic.
    But,feather duster are harmless filter feeders and kinda cool to watch.
     
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    agreed
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Things that look like maggots (or white ants) are pods. Those are good for your tank too.
     
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    Doc I don't work for anybody

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    pictures are the only way for us to ID something for sure

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    Thanks for all your in-put but I know what feather dustrs look like and I dont think thats what they are I believe that Messiah023 has the right idea of what they may be but the Q-tip sponge sounds right also they do look like the tip of a q-tip with a very small duster at the tip end of them. But like a couple of you said a pic would be better the thing is it is so small its hard to get a good pic. Thanks again all:bowdown:
     
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    thanks a lot for the info thats exactly it. Is there any harm that can come from them b/c I have a lot of them. :^:Thanks a lot guys
     
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    Nope, they are harmless.
     
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