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Old 10-01-2006, 05:58 AM   #1
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What is eating my softies???

I have a softies and some xenias. Just recently I discovered there was a tube thing built up connected to the leather and xenias' root. The tube is like a tunnel built of slime and sand I wonder what it is???

It must be some kind of worms I think. The tube can be built up overnight. I destroyed it when I discovered it but the next day that "thing" will build another tube connected to my xenias again. I have got no idea what that is because I never really seen it in action only the tube the next morning. My leather has died because of this thing. It built a hole connected directly to the stalk of the leather and when I destroyed the sand tube away I saw this big hole deep into the stalk like a hole drilled out by a drill. This leather had since died but now this is happening to my xenias and I don't want to let them die as they grow so huge now in my tank and look so nice.

I normally place these xenias on the tonga branches near top of the water and this tube thing is like a tunnel from deep underneath the sand connecting right to the top of the root of the xenias.

If someone could advise what this "thing" is would be very much appreciated.

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Old 10-01-2006, 08:08 AM   #2
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Im not sure a drill is the best way to find out what it is....maybe to kill it but it leaves no room for identification!

Get a dottyback, you will never see a worm in your tank again!

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Do you have pictures of the tube or the worm?
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