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  1. General Reef Discussion
    This one is growing on an empty hermit shell. (see attached pic) There are a few more on my rocks. It's pretty small, maybe 1/8 inch, certainly less than 1/4 inch. Some sort of tube worm???
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have a rock that used to be a colony of Green Mushrooms. It has since been taken over by murderous pesky villains who have overstayed their welcome and need to be irradiated. The tube worm has stayed through the whole ordeal and I would like to save it. I plan to remove the rock in full and...
  3. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    For months now I've been watching what appears to be some type of tube worm living inside my torch coral. It looks like a small white opening in the center, and has 1 (now 2?) long white spindly fan that it claws the water column with. What is it? Is it harmful?
  4. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I found this today in a new mushroom rock that i got from my lfs. Not sure if its good or bad. I would like to know a name or species if possible. It has a crown that comes out of the tube but i can't get a pic of it. Thanks for the help
  5. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    On my glass there are tiny black tube worms. They have the width of an eyelash and they are no more than 1/8" in length. They have little white "mouths" coming out of the black "tubes". There are around three on every square inch of my glass. I think that they are probably filter feeders...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have a lot of tube worms in my tank. How does one get rid of them?
  7. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    This thing has been in my tank for some time and hasn't caused any problems, but it did appear and grow up rather fast. Any ideas? EDIT: Doing some reading. Possibly Aiptasia???
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I have this feather duster that came on some Caribbean live rock. It sort of looks like a Christmas Tree Worm. It is building a long shell like tube as opposed to the more transparent feather duster tube. It has a beautiful orange "skin flap" that shapes and molds the end of the tube. It's...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys any advice on what my tube worm is doing? I have had him in my tank since it was basically set up so about 7 months or so and his tube has always been a little ragged as other things have pecked at it in the past, but he's hanging out it as If he's going to leave the tube is this bad or...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    is this a tube worms? sorry, my camera could not zoom more, is withe and tube looking. thanks.
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I will be setting up an invert tank with feather dusters and coco worms as a focus. I also want shrimp, snails, nudibranches, and anenomies. My question is compatability. What can I have of the above that will not prey upon each other? I will have swimmers, but only as allowed by the above...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    :help: Today we noticed a group of tubes coming up from the sand. The have two little tentacles that pop out and feel around, then go back inside when something disrupts them. We've had the same rock for about two years, and have not added anything new to the tank, so I'm not sure where they...
  13. Scooterfish

    tube worm or vermetid snail?
  14. General Reef Discussion
    So i have this odddd creature in my tank. I bought a dying piece of green monti to test my led's to see if the lights would bring it back to life... I was suprised a few days later to see what looking like a Crown-less tubeworm with antenna popping in and out of it's tube. It also would let...
  15. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    If the first image is aiptasia then what is the second image? I have several clumps of these all over my reef tank on the live rock. It seems to like heavy water movement. I apologize for the camera work it is my ipone camera, my camera is dead...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I've had this coco tube worm in my tank now for about a month. He's seemed ok in the past, spent most of his day and all night fully extended. Starting about 3 days ago he has barely come out at all. He sits about 1" down the tube. The only time I have seen him come out in the last three...
  17. The THINK Tank
    Hey guys I just recently got a mystery wrasse (In town 100 bucks!) and he has a lil attitude problem. He has already took out a purple and yellow tube worm and possibly a green banded goby. Not to mention beat the hell outta my fire fish =(… So my question has this happened to anyone else...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I noticed these growing in my tank the other day and was curious. Are they OK., or should I remove them? (The little green things, not the plate.)
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Know any good hitchhiker sites? Although it seems my live rock is dying... because it is definitely turning dark colored!!! I know it'll be okay... I'm seeing small 'worms' on the rock... they are like as thick as a 5-6 strands of hair put together... from what I've found so far, I can't...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    okay. i hear that copperband butterfly fish do not fair well in aquariums. my question is why? also the long nose and copperband eat crustations and such. is there anything else they go after? i did some looking up on it on live aquaria and don't understand what makes it difficult to keep...
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