White spikes coming out of live rock?

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  1. mulder32

    mulder32 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    I have about a dozen or so little white spikes coming out of one of my pieces of live rock? Anyone ever encounter something like that?
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Pics would help.
     
  4. sostoudt

    sostoudt Giant Squid

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    probably little filter feeder sponges or turnicates.
     
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    SAY Ocellaris Clown

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    i agree with the picture request. how long are these spikes?
     
  6. kstafford003

    kstafford003 Feather Star

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    Could be small tube worm
     
  7. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Possibly vermitid snails
     
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  9. tatted4ever

    tatted4ever Clown Trigger

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    Probably is
     
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  11. mulder32

    mulder32 Purple Spiny Lobster

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  12. sostoudt

    sostoudt Giant Squid

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