Noob again - very thin thread like things

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    Hi Guys,



    Apologies, feel like I'm spamming here, but appears I'm not a natural at this reef tank thing and google is not my friend !



    Got some very fine thread like tentacles emerging from under a rock - thought at first it was one of my missus's blonde hairs fallen in, but then saw it move against the flow !



    On closer inspection there are more than one and they have intermittent black lines across them. Looks a little a like a spider web fluttering across the rock - this is best pic I could get :



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    Mmmmm, pondered that. My research lead me down that and the serpent star route. I think the scale kills my perception. What I see in tank and what I see on screen are hard to reconcile.

    The tentacles look smooth too me to, no hairlike appendages.

    Edit: Assuming it is a brittle star - good , bad ?
     
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    @Clowning aren't they only found on the substrate.
     
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    Not always I have in my rock work as well or it could be spaghetti worms
     
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    Thanks Clowning ! Will investigate that angle. Quick q if I may - panic / no panic if it is a spionid worm in your opinion ?

    Currently they are far enough away from anything that stealing food is not a problem. Just want to nip any potential pest in the bud before they become a problem :)

    PS. Yup, I sweat the small stuff sometimes :)
     
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    I'd be more concerned about the cyano bacteria
     
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    Yup :( struggling , see my
    Noob tank thread
     
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    Misplaced in my tank thread : but -


     
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    Any experienced reefers in Benoni drink beer or whisky and at a loose end ? PM and pop past for a consult please !!
     
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