Everything I've read says that bristle worms are good reef neighbors and only go after dead tissue or leftover food. So if that's the case, what the &@%$ is going on in my tank? This took place about 10 minutes after lights-out. The worm retreated after I kept the light on it, and the astrea is...
A LFS has this custodian package, and I was wondering if it would be suitable for my 28g nano cube.
12 - Blue Legged Hermits
3 - Red Scarlet Hermit
5 - Astrea Snails
5 - Margarita Snails
5 - Cerith Snails
My original CUC plans consisted of nassarius snails, peppermint...
Just curious if anyone else has this issue. I have absolutely zero hair algae anywhere in my tank...except on my Astrea snails. I have some Margarita snails, Ceriths, a Fighting Conch, and some Trochus snails. Everyone else is clean, but my two Astrea snails have these 2" long flowing...
One of my snails has only been in one spot on the glass for over an hour now. I took a closer look and it looks like there are little striped worm looking things in its shell. I'm trying to get a pic. Does anyone know about parasites on snails?
Okay here's my theory:
A large enough population of various Stomatella spp. can do the job of a combination of Turbo & Astrea Snails in a CUC.
Is this an accurate theory? What are some of the pitfalls of attempting this species swap?
I have stomatellas breeding like crazy in my tank now...