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Saltwater Silkworm?


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Please identify. I have a bunch of these guys and they keep spitting out a sticky silk like substance that looks like a cross between a spiderweb and silk. They are sessile and are solidly attached to LR. Estimated size: <1" (scratch)

 

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Yep its a vermetid. I usually just pull them off with plyers and toss them. They send out annoying strands of mucis which they use to catch debree and food. then they pull the mucis net in and consume the food. They are actually decent cleaners the only thing is that they mucis net tends to irritate corals a bit if they are close to them.

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:D I knew you guys would know. Perfect ID. Thank you all. Yeah, they are a mess and the nearby corals are about to go on strike. The glue is a good idea, some are attach to the lower levels of rock and it would be a pain to take out said rock, and i'm not keen on putting my pliers into my tank.
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