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Old 05-23-2012, 02:13 PM   #1
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K guys...this is weird!!! I found what looks like spider webbing in the back right side of my tank. It only spans the length of about 4"x4". I don't see any strange critters running around the tank but I did have a bundle of green button polyps to mysteriously die. Hmmm...any clues???

Perhaps some kind of worm??? I dunno...

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its from tube worms i bet, they spit it out to trap stuff and then pull it back in. I bet its the worst when you blow the live rock with turkey baster or disturb anything
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Could be chemical warefare between corald, what was next to the polyps?
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its from tube worms i bet, they spit it out to trap stuff and then pull it back in. I bet its the worst when you blow the live rock with turkey baster or disturb anything
Yes!!! You're exactly right!!! Thank you so much!!!
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Could be chemical warefare between corald, what was next to the polyps?
No...it was in a back corner far from the polyps but that's an EXCELLENT thought!!! Thanks!!!
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No problem! Sorry about the polyps though
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No...it was in a back corner far from the polyps but that's an EXCELLENT thought!!! Thanks!!!
+1 on chemical warfare.
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+1 on chemical warfare.
Ya know...now that I really think about it, it very well could've been caused by chemical warfare between my polyps and zoos. Thanks!!!
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What else is in there?
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I have found areas of "spider webbing" similar to what you are describing. It seems to be associated with my zoas.
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Just for your reading pleasure- an excellent article on coral comparability and the different ways in which war fare occurs in the aquarium http://www.fishchannel.com/saltwater...atibility.aspx
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Just for your reading pleasure- an excellent article on coral comparability and the different ways in which war fare occurs in the aquarium http://www.fishchannel.com/saltwater...atibility.aspx
Good read, thanks for posting the link.
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Just for your reading pleasure- an excellent article on coral comparability and the different ways in which war fare occurs in the aquarium http://www.fishchannel.com/saltwater...atibility.aspx
Very informative, like above post, thanks for the knowledge!
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Yes!!! Thanks for this great info!!! )
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its from tube worms i bet, they spit it out to trap stuff and then pull it back in. I bet its the worst when you blow the live rock with turkey baster or disturb anything
+ 1 on the tube worms
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+ 1 on the tube worms
Sounds like Caribbean worm snail
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Check out vermitid snails on this link. It`s most likely what it is.

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+ 1 on the tube worms
Thanks!!! I did find a couple of small tube worms coming off the rock nearby!!!
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That's AWESOME!!! Thank you for the info....plus all the other info too!!! Much needed!!! )
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Just for your reading pleasure- an excellent article on coral comparability and the different ways in which war fare occurs in the aquarium http://www.fishchannel.com/saltwater...atibility.aspx
Thank you soooo much!!! Great info!!!
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