Tube Worm Invasion?

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    mosaphet

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    I am not sure if these are tube worms are hurting my coral. Recently one of my mushroom coral has shriveled up allot and I noticed that there was a few of these tube worm looking things by it. I noticed these tube worms shoot out long sticky threads. I don't know if its to collect food or if it chemical warfare.See the attached photos, what do you think? Are they even tube worms?

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    those just look like the tubes of feather dusters, they are a filter feeder, and most people have them hitch hike on their live rock... nothing to worry about
     
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    Those are verminted snails.
    They are basically safe,except their threads can irritate some corals,causing them to stay closed.
    Just take some super glue gel and put a drop on the opening of the tubes.That way the snail cant release its thread.
     
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    i stand corrected
     
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    That puts my mind at ease. Thank you!
     
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    Vermetid snails.
     
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