White spiky things

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  1. Lemar

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    Please can you ID this for me... I've found a big one in the tank, was not sure so we removed it. But this morning i noticed many, many smaller babies all over my LR. Please tell me this is not a bad sign....
     
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    Lemar

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    Picture ?
     
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    What is that? Never seen it before.
     
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    can you maybe get a close up pic?
     
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    Trying to post picks of the babies. does not want to upload. will keep on trying
     
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    No they arent bad. i have a couple in my system, or should i say had. My inmates ate them. they are a type of sponge i think, cant remember the name. But not bad
     
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    Thanks ninja, thats good news. Anyone have a name for me?
     
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    also have them...seen no ill effects so far, would be nice to know what they are though...wheres the id gurus hiding today:)
     
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    On google i typed white sponge on live rock and found some results. some say they could be spirorbid worms. the general description for them on the web is white tube like things with feathers at the end. Possibly that?
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    They look like sycon sponges Lemar. Try look them up on google and see if thats them. If so they are good filter feeders for the tank.
     
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    They are good, stop pulling them out :p Yeah I also can't remember the name other than "spongy thingies"...
     
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    Ok i've stopped... :thumbup: I am extremely happy that it's a good thing...
     
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    Unknowny Spongy :p
     
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    i think 'white spikey things"is a fine name :)
     
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    Hi Lemar (and others) - here's your id:
    (Kunhardt was 100% correct) - the sponge is called a "hairy tube sponge" (Sycon species).
    The other "feathery / spiky things" are:
    (Most like) Serpulid worms...

    Have a look at the following URL - I found this a GREAT source for marine (aquarium) worm ID:
    http://www.chucksaddiction.com/hitchworms.html
     
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    Pineapple or Scypha sponges - really cool and beneficial

    Go Sponge Bob Square Pants
     

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