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Old 01-01-2006, 06:47 PM   #1
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Peppermint Shrimp vs Feather Duster Worm

I noticed the other day a slime floating around in my tank. I've never seen it before. I found out today that its coming from my feather duster worm that I recently moved from one of my other tanks. Its giving off this slime because my peppermint shrimp is either 'cleaning' it or 'attacking' it. I'm assuming the worm isn't happy since its releasing the slime. Has anybody seen this happen before?
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It could be the slime is coming from the worm due to the tank change...did you spend a good bit of time acclimating it? Most likely the shrimp is cleaning the slime, they are not known to attack tube worms as a general rule.
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Its definately going for the worm. I acclimated it well and its been opening up and closing normally. I just noticed some pieces of the worms fan being broken off too.
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The shrimp is going to town on the poor lil feather duster. I never thought these would do that! grrr
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they throw there "crowns" if the the water isnt ideal. Make sure everything right in the water.
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Old 01-02-2006, 10:52 AM   #6
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my water parameters are perfect.
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