Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-03-2007, 10:53 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 682
Xenia attacked

I dont know what attacked it, but there was a chunk of the Xenia in the sand, and the remaining xenia doesnot look happy.

The current suspects are
The Domino Damsel: Very agfressive, atacks me when my hand is in the tank
Banded Coral shrimp: Likes to chase the damsel around the tank
Hermit crabs.


Other occupants include:
Sand Sifting Sea Star
Snails...lots...
Anemone Crab
Emerald Crab
Sepent Sea Star, Tiger Striped
Sea Cucumber, Tiger Tailed

Any ideas?
BTW, the damsle is leaving soon. Getting tired of the attacks..being replaced with gobies and clowns eventually


Also of note. I lost a nudibranch a while back..no idea why..just died..

The Xenia has been in the tank for a little over a week, has looked great the entire time.
No other corals seem to have suffered any damage, they all look great.
Corals include
Xenia,
Leather
Ricordia,
Hammer Coral
Star Polyps (Had a rock, those didnt make it, had some hitchikers on the leather same time I got the rock of polyps, the ones with the leather are fine)


BTW..all the other corals in the tank look excellent. I need to get some good pics to show
__________________

__________________
Jarred Darque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2007, 08:41 PM   #2
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
If I had to make a choice I would say one of the crabs.
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2007, 10:17 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 682
ok, well teh anemone crab, I never see him out during the day, the attack happened durin the day, was fine in the mornin, not fine in the afternoon.

do you think an emerald crab would do that?
__________________
Jarred Darque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2007, 10:25 PM   #4
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
I would not rule any of the crabs out. They might not have done it but on the other hand they have the potential.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2007, 09:12 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 118
Send a message via MSN to madhatter208 Send a message via Yahoo to madhatter208
Anemone Crab - Read He's not Reef safe.. but I dont know from 1st hand knowledge.. its just what I've heard
__________________
madhatter208 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2007, 09:55 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 150
Re: Xenia attacked

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jarred Darque
Also of note. I lost a nudibranch a while back..no idea why..just died..

Nudibranch are extremely difficult to keep because they are picky eaters and most die because they run out of a food source that they're willing to eat, as most won't eat any in the tank. Their life span is only about a year even in the wild so who knows, maybe you got one that was 8 months old and it just reached the end of it's life span. A fascinating creature though.
__________________

__________________
pinkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
attacked, xenia

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Guppies being attacked? SFMk2 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 01-04-2010 06:59 PM
Mandarin attacked! RAB22 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 6 02-16-2009 05:49 PM
HELP!! Starfish getting attacked 4inchSandBed Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 6 08-22-2005 09:36 AM
have you been attacked by a lionfish Michellej Saltwater Reef Aquaria 12 05-30-2005 09:25 AM
SPS attacked? ellisz Saltwater & Reef - Identification 1 07-30-2004 08:26 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.