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SEAWEED54 03-24-2012 11:33 AM

Live rock ???? interesting little flower thingie
Wife picked up some live rock yesterday ,
I put it in a tub with a power head also put a light above
it has these little twig like thing coming out of it and they are hollow and dead looking , now I just looked in on the rock and there are bluish purple flower thingies coming out of the twig looking things, hour later there gone look again and there back ,
they look neat just wondering anyone have a idea what they could be? they are so tiny I cant get camera to focus in on them
cant wait to get the rock into the tank

thanks for any help identifying this neat little flower


onefish2fish 03-24-2012 11:46 AM

feather dusters. these filter feeders tend to "sprout up" from time to time in our tanks. some claim to have success keeping them but i have found they usually slowly starve over time due to lack of food in our closed systems. ( seems to be more so with the larger varieties and cocoworms )

SEAWEED54 03-24-2012 11:53 AM

thanks for your help they are just so neat looking hope I can get them to keep spouting once I add the rock in tank

onefish2fish 03-24-2012 12:05 PM

yes they are cool. its actually a worm in a hard tube that pushes out the "fan" that catches its food passing by in the water.

SEAWEED54 03-26-2012 04:53 PM

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found out they are feather dusters not the best pict but you can see it . also the startings of adding live rock have more rock ordered

SEAWEED54 03-31-2012 12:40 PM

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First off here is how my tank looks since i finished adding rock

any Idea what this little rubbery little thing is it wasn't there last night

also discovered a bunch of Amphipods and 2 blue leg hermits

also see rock changed color since I added the remainder of rock
Coraline is very noticeable on a few pieces that wasn't so bold in coloration last night
wonder what ill find next

Logansbloodyclaw 03-31-2012 12:45 PM

could be a marine sponge?

SEAWEED54 03-31-2012 01:10 PM

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here's the Coraline coloration fun finding new things

Reefing Madness 03-31-2012 01:13 PM

Coralline coloration??

SEAWEED54 03-31-2012 04:53 PM

or what ever its called lol:-)

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