There's something hiding inside my rock.

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  1. Dlaria

    Dlaria

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    There's something hiding inside my rock. The rock has little holes, and it sticks out a string that looks like clear fishing line... about an inch long. Sticks it out and back in really fast. What's in there?

    Also, little white v shaped tube things hang on the glass-by the pointy end, then they retract into little white specs. What are those things?
     
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  3. Dorrey

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    The little pieces of strings sounds like what i have and at a closer look they are more than likely Brittle Stars.
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    omg, I don't want one eating my other tank critters. It's just a little string thing it sticks out of the little holes. I hope it's stuck in there.
     
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    They are normally good. It can also be a spaghetti worm, also good.

    Pics always helps.
     
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    It's too small for me to get a picture. It's sticking it's little string out very fast, and it just looks like an inch of clear fishing line. Don't think it's the spaghetti worm. It only sticks one string out at a time, like it's fly fishing.
     
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    tube worm?
     
  8. Dlaria

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    Don't know. There are no feathers to it. just a long white/clear fishing line looking thing that pokes out of different holes. Slaps the rock around it and goes back in.
     
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    it is likely a type of barnacle, harmless plankton feeder, or spaghetti worm
     
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    Lithotrya dorsalis? Burrowing barnacle?
     
  11. sihaya

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    Could be any number of things, probably some kind of harmless worm, like a spaghetti worm or tube worm... I wouldn't worry about it.
     
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