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Lobo worms?

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Today I noticed what look like some sort of tube worms growing in my lobo. Each tube has two very fine hairs sticking out.  Can anyone ID what they are, and any guidance on what to do about them?

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Here's a photo from 2 weeks ago before the problem, with the area in question circled:

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I posted this same question on Reef2Reef and got several responses saying they are probably spionid worms.  Further research also pointed me to chaetopterid worms.  Both are apparently harmless filter feeders.  I plucked a couple of them off my coral with tweezers and they came off easily.

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I usually use a skewer and rub them off of corals. I just don't like the stringy trail of caught detritus they get sometimes.

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