Featherduster worms?

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  1. AndreM

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    I have a new tank, still cycling, with some new liverock and things are starting to come alive a bit on the rocks.

    I was wondering if someone could identify these two and if I should be worried about them? The second one is a bit shy of the camera, so I took a few photos of it.

    They are tiny, maybe a centimeter each and this is the closest I could zoom in without losing too much focus. Still trying to get the hang of aquarium photography.

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    hi and welcome

    those are very harmless and good to have. they are exellent filter feeders and water cleaners, you will also start seeing them grow in the dark areas of your tank and sump etc

    no need to worry about them
     
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    Thanks dallasg, so they're both featherduster worms? They look quite different from each other. I know it's not a very good picture to ID from.
     
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    there are plenty of variations, some have brown tubes and white feathers, some are are grey, blue etc...
     
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