Spaghetti worms and culture clash
I'm now pretty sure I have a spaghetti worm! (New things popping up every day). Talking to my mother on the phone last night, I told her about it and she got conceerned at first - she thought I had gotten a bad batch of pasta ("spaghetti worm" must sound absolutely terrible to a 79 year old Italian mother!!!).
I had to reassure her that all of my pasta was fine - stored safely in the cupboards, but that I would check it carefully before cooking it.
In the meantime, the worm is putting on a tentacle show on a rock. Very cool.
She'll come over to see it this afternoon when I get home. She's bringing me some fresh baked ziti, just in case.
standard 55 lbs LR
, 60 lb live sand, 10 gal
sump/refugium. Urchin skimmer, mag7 pump, 3 x 96W PC
combination 10,000K/actinic bulb, 2 blue LED moonlights
1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4
Livestock I added:
1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata
, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids.
assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.
Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)
List of possible/likely newcomers:
Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.