Purple twigs?

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  1. Docsuliman

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    Hi guys.

    Got my tank running for like a yr. it's doin great thanks to u guys. Got a question, there seems to b these dark purple/almost black short (1-3mm)twig like projections. They appearing all over my live rock. I only started noticing them coz they have this long hairlike projections which capture particles. Almost like a spider web but it's only one strand. after cleaning glass and few sand particles kicked up and so it sticks to these tentacles.

    Thanks guys

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    Looks like vermetid snails
     
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    Hi.

    It does not move. Looks like a plant/coral
    Of some sort.
     
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    Vemetid snails normally have a net that is very easy to see when you have a bit of dirt in suspension after a feeding or cleaning. Their shell/tube has a diameter of about 5mm.

    I have lots of these and the diameter only ever stays 1mm or so. I think they are tube worms. Never seem to bother anything, unlike the Vemetid snails.
     
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    Ok, but this does not move?
     
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    Neither of them move. Vemetid snails form a shell that is fixed to rocks/coral, it presumably has the physiology of a snail but the attitude of a tube worm. The little purple worms that I have also live in their small pink tube and don't wander about. The tubes have the shape of dog turds.
     
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    O I C. Thanks guys. :)
     
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