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RyanMcLaughlin
02/03/2008, 11:10 AM
I just noticed on one of my pieces of live rock today that I have like 20 or 30 little tiny "trees" on it. They are very skinny and extremely small. I have just noticed them now that I have my metal halide and flourescent lights going. Since I have installed them I have notice a lot of different things but these are the only ones that I cant tell. Is it maybe some kind of algae?

fish4lyfe
02/03/2008, 11:17 AM
i think that might be aiptasia but i would need pics

Aquarist007
02/03/2008, 11:20 AM
here you go:
http://www.northcoastmarines.com/aptasia.htm

RyanMcLaughlin
02/03/2008, 11:23 AM
Looking at pics of Aipstasia I know its not that. I would say it looks something like a feather duster except super small. Ill try to get pics

crazy4salt
02/03/2008, 02:35 PM
Search Hydroids............

If that's what they are.........

Get rid of them, they will spread!

RyanMcLaughlin
02/03/2008, 02:45 PM
maybe but I wouldnt know until they got bigger. Right now they looke kind of like that except they are colorful they are just dull brown. If thats what they are how do you get rid of them?

Aquarist007
02/03/2008, 02:55 PM
try this site --its excellent

http://melevsreef.com/id/pods.html

RyanMcLaughlin
02/03/2008, 03:01 PM
Thanks for the hlep. I cant really seem to find what it is but it seems to be sessile. So until I get corals I wont really worry unless they get big and stuff. On a better hand I just found a baby feather duster worm on a rock. I love looking at my rock and finding all these little suprises.

Aquarist007
02/03/2008, 03:03 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11755908#post11755908 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by RyanMcLaughlin
Thanks for the hlep. I cant really seem to find what it is but it seems to be sessile. So until I get corals I wont really worry unless they get big and stuff. On a better hand I just found a baby feather duster worm on a rock. I love looking at my rock and finding all these little suprises.

do they retract back into their case when you touch them---that's what feather dusters do.

RyanMcLaughlin
02/03/2008, 03:11 PM
Well I tried and maybe it isnt. I touched it and it broke. This seems wierd. When I bought the rock a few pieces were just covered with these skinny little white worms. When I touched them they were rock hard so I assumed they were dead. But recently some have started moving and branching out from the rocks. As for the ones in my original question they dont do anything when I touch them. They just sway in the flow.

LovinDaReef
02/03/2008, 03:18 PM
That's what I have, and I couldn't ID it to that website Capn gave me. They are tiny little brownish tubes that don't move. When I touch them, they seem to break off.