Holy shit thats crazy! We just went down and looked at the tank before reading this thread. We saw a maybe 3" long bristle and thought it was huge, then we come up and see this! That thing is ridiculous, you better keep an eye on that thing lol
WOW, thats a beast. At first glance it looks like a normal bristle worm, but if you are worried take the sucker out. It will always be replaced (the things breed like crazy) and that way you sleep better. There are some that will feed on corals, although they are VERY rare. Never hurts to be safe with the big ones though.
Well, just pick it up with your fingers. and if it sticks a zillion bristles in your fingers, like fur, wellllll, it may not be a good one. I had a couple 6-8 inch long ones once in a 15 tall tank. hid in the rick. but they would come out and eat the round globes off my red grape macro algae. swallow the round globe leaves whole, one at a time. amazing to watch.
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WOW, thats a beast. At first glance it looks like a normal bristle worm, but if you are worried take the sucker out.
P.S. It sounds like niagra falls in there.[/quote]
So far I’m not too worried about it, but am wondering if this is why I seem to have trouble keeping zoos alive in my tank. I’m going to try to catch him tonight to move him to the fuge a for a little while both to see what he can do to clean it, and to see if the zoos will grow out more,
Sorry about the sound, the microphone on that camera is ridiculous and I had the closet door (which was right beside me) open which is where the skimmer and all that fun stuff is at.
any of your zoa from dr macs? me and jen have had a huge prob with lil nudibranks less than one cm. clear or orange in color ( think they get there color form what they are eating). thay have been a real pain. been sucking them out with a turkey baster and fw diping are frags and scrubing with a soft tooth brush ( on advice form icy he helped id the problem). its helping the zoa open up in a few hr or by the next day after the dip. we adressed are problem with dr mac and got a sorry about your luck. so good l.uck let me know if u find any
No, none from Dr. Mac. I’ve never seen a nudis in my tank, some of my colonies are just fine, but I have a few that never seem to open or grow, One colony appears to be declining in number of polyps, but nothing drastic.
sounds like what we had goin on the ones getin munched on look pissed or closed and every thing else looks fine. they are super hard to spot one or 2 mm ruffled and the color of what they are eating they look like the skirt of the zoa they are on. best way to spot them is if some on the un happy ones look like there closed with some skirt hanging out. thats prob one
I’m still wondering if some of my Zoos have nudis on them, they all seem to open fine, but there are some things on them/on the rocks that I am wondering if they are nudis/nudi eggs. Can nudis attack the zoos, but they look fine? (all/most all opening?)
Hey guys! long time no see! Been swamped with school and life.
Had to comment on the worm, though! That thing is enormous!!! (and i have seen a lot of worms, let me till you…wait…nevermind)
I actually had a similar question-I have one of thsoe worms, but he is in brown and orange segments. Is he bad? I have no idea how long he is, maybe 3-4 inches? He never comes all the way out. And I am not willing to get stuck trying to get him out.