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Old 06-01-2004, 06:01 PM   #1
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Strange piles of sand

I looked in my tank this morning, and there were three conical piles of sand on the bottom of the tank, ranging from 3/4" to 1" high. The piles of sand were freshly moved, since the sand around the pile still has algae on it.

Does anyone know what caused them? I have six hermits and two shrimp in here, I assume none of them are responsible. If not them, who? Is there an animal at the base of the pile?
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Are the piles anywhere near the edge of your rocks? If so it could be peanut worms digging into your rocks. HTH
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Two of the three piles are right next to the rock pile. But the third is right up against the front glass.

My tank is about 9 months old, and this is the first time I have seen piles like this.
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Sounds like crop circles
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Did you recnetly get live rock? Pistol shrimp like to move sand around.
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I haven't added any live rock in 8 months, and I haven't heard any noises coming from the tank either.
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Do you have any mandrin gobies I have one and he does the same thing with the sand. He digs little holes and sometimes he even goes in them under the sand.
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Nope, no mandarins in the tank. All that I have is one false percula clown, six blue-leg hermits, one peppermint shrimp, and a cleaner shrimp.
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