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Old 11-16-2004, 02:44 AM   #1
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Polyps being eaten?

I was looking at my gsp today and I noticed alot of the polyps look like they have been eaten. They are still extended but most of them are missing some of their tentacles. I have a coral beauty in the tank who would be prime suspect #1 but I have never seen him eating any of my corals. He seems to pick around but I never thoght he was eating them. I have noticed that I have these worms that are red and kinda blueish on one end(looks like a milipede). I have really only seen these worms at night when all polyps are closed. Can polyps be eaten when retracted? I'm really worried as I don't want to get rid of my beauty. I will if I have to. Another question- if it is the beauty then do they normally just eat polyp corals? Any help appreciated
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Old 11-16-2004, 03:03 AM   #2
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Do you have any crabs? I have an emerald crab that has been nipping at the tentacles of my GSP. I wanna kill him...that coral cost me a lot of money!
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What other fish do you have in the tank? Is there any sponge near the GSP or under the rock of the GSP?


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As far as crabs I have some hermits and one porcelin crab. There is this one thing that has kinda popped up on the rock that I have them on. It is a small grey ball. I was wondering what it was. Why do you ask about the sponges? Are they bad?
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Old 11-16-2004, 09:16 PM   #5
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I had a sponge that killed a GSP, I could not see the sponge until they were gone than I broke the rock to see inside. I have read others that had this same problem with sponges and GSP. You may want to scrape the sponge off the rock than scrub the area gently with a tooth brush. Hope this helps.

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