View Full Version : ANEMONE? WORM? Can someone tell me what these are?


EANDREWS
02-15-2007, 4:11 PM
Thanks for any help, just need to make sure its save for my fish only tank... they pop in and out of the ends when the fish come around them...

Mark, Sal, Jason - help a new brotha out..

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/eamoto/Fish%20Tank/1.jpg

MattTVI
02-15-2007, 4:12 PM
Thanks for any help, just need to make sure its save for my fish only tank...

Mark, Sal, Jason - help a new brotha out..

hello,

I can't see anything!

tsciarini
02-15-2007, 4:13 PM
yup... can't see a thing.

glxtrix
02-15-2007, 4:15 PM
its a lil filter feeder called a tubeworm or small feather duster, here is a lil thing about them.

http://www.melevsreef.com/id/tubeworms.html

MattTVI
02-15-2007, 4:15 PM
the picture is quite blurry. Does the part that pops out look like a white, feather duster?

Vettesarebest
02-15-2007, 4:18 PM
Yup tube worm. Harmless and kind of fun to watch. Eventually you will get more of them as your tank matures.

EANDREWS
02-15-2007, 4:21 PM
Yup tube worm. Harmless and kind of fun to watch. Eventually you will get more of them as your tank matures.


There's 8 on this one rock and 3 other white lines all over the other rock.. and yep, very cool to watch. They pop out and just almost look clear... then pop back in if a fish comes near them...

EANDREWS
02-15-2007, 4:24 PM
I tried backing up a little bit on the camera... they are just hard to snap thru the glass....


here's another shot of them...

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/eamoto/Fish%20Tank/2.jpg

Vettesarebest
02-15-2007, 4:26 PM
yes sir those are DEFINATLY tube worms. WOW that cave looks EXACTLY like my new 30 gallon! WOW scary!

tsciarini
02-15-2007, 4:30 PM
Yup... looks like a polychaete to me! Basic feather dusters...

MattTVI
02-15-2007, 4:36 PM
worm info (http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2003-05/rs/index.php)

EANDREWS
02-15-2007, 4:44 PM
Preciate it fellas... cool stuff.. i'm relatively new to this hobby so I'm having a blast seeing new things popping up and my rock turn nice and pink..

Vettesarebest
02-15-2007, 4:55 PM
Yes it is very fun and interesting to see new things in a reef tank. You can look at it one time and then ten minutes later you will see something you've never seen before. Thats one of the Thousands of reasons why this hobby is so great.

Its like a box of chocolates you never know what your going to get.

MattTVI
02-15-2007, 4:59 PM
Preciate it fellas... cool stuff.. i'm relatively new to this hobby so I'm having a blast seeing new things popping up and my rock turn nice and pink..

get a flash light, and some red plastic to cover over the front of it (candy wrapper will work) and an hour or so after the lights go out, sneak (yes, you have to sneak, critters are sensative to vibrations) over to your tank and watch all the life w/ your red light! :-)

Vettesarebest
02-15-2007, 5:00 PM
I use a 3,000,000,000 candle power spot light to look at my night critters. lol

MattTVI
02-15-2007, 5:03 PM
I use a 3,000,000,000 candle power spot light to look at my night critters. lol

lol, seriously? I've tried regular (white/yellow) light and the critters usually speed off, the bristleworms seem to hesitate for a minute or two and then shoot back into their particular hole/cave/thingy.

Vettesarebest
02-15-2007, 5:06 PM
No lol, I bet it would work! They would just sit there "Blinded by the Light wrapped up like" ok never mind. I just use a Black Diamond headlamp but I hardly ever see anything lol thats probably why.

EANDREWS
02-15-2007, 9:41 PM
Flyingarmy has some pretty big bastiges that come out of nowhere in his tanks...

I guess the shocking part of my tank and these worms are that its a fish only... they just started growing back on the live rock

jgunnell
02-15-2007, 10:47 PM
Tanks seems to be doing really good E, even after the move. Yeah those are definately tube worms. I'm getting ready to load up on some supplies this weekend. Not sure if I will order them or go to an lfs. Just got my Red Sea Max tonight from Cap Bay. :yes: They gave me a great deal on the tank. It really looks sweet at the pad.

Vettesarebest
02-16-2007, 5:58 AM
You will get Tube worms in a reef tank and a Fish only tank. They are made from Calcium and will form either way.