This leather has good days and bad days. A few weeks ago, I notice one of the fingers were gone. Then I found a bristleworm in the sandbed by it. I still haven't been able to catch the _____. From last wednesday until Sunday night, it did well: good extensions and readily showing tentacles.
Well a few days ago when I came home from work, it looked like another finger was removed!!!! When does this end!! The spot where the finger was is brownish, although the rest of the color is white with a hint of a light green color. The green tint is a first because it has always been off-white. I don't see this finger anywhere in my tank. The other healthy fingers were extended with the little tentacles out.
This morning when I woke up, I noticed that the most healthy looking section of the leather was gone.
. Once again, it looks like something just ate or tore this section off.
PLEASE HELP ME I don't know what else to do. Could it be a bristleworm attack? I would think that it would sting and not completely remove a section of the coral in 8 hours!! I don't hear any clicking noises (mantis shrimp) and look in my tank every night after the lights go off.
My tank is almost eight months old. My other tank inhabitants are listed below:
orange colony polyp
long tentacle leather polyp
red sea pulsing xenia
regular pulsing xenia
starburst mushroom (hasn't opened in 5 days)
2 ocellarus clowns
1 cleaner shrimp (the food thief)
15 blue leg hermits
3 scarlet hermits
1 turbo snail
1 nassarius snail
30+ brittle stars (live rock hitch hikers)
Also, my open brain has been in the tank for less than 1 week and appears to be fading away. My tank parameters haven't changed.
Again, what could be wrong? I would appreciate your help. Thanks.