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What would burrow into a softie?

Discussion in 'Coral Information and Help' started by Recuda, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Recuda

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    Hi

    One of my large softies detached from the live rock, investigating this i noticed a hole inside the softie full of sediment. I cleaned it out with a baster cleaned up the coral and have put in on live rock.

    This softie has always been a very sulky coral could this burrowing be the cause? and what might have caused the burrowing? the hole was about 4-5mm in diameter.

    Cheers, Martin
     
  2. Recuda

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    Could this be a bristleworm? I have had some big uns, but recently they all seem to have disappeared, no idea why! The only tank additions are peppermint shrimps, black leopard wrasse and a peacock wrasse.
     
  3. Ged

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    I have had loads of bristleworms and no damage to any of the huge amount of toadstools I have had over time.

    They are supposedly good CUC and will increase or decrease themselves depending on the amount of food available to them.
     
  4. Recuda

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    I only get rid of the big bristleworms 5" upwards i keep the small ones, but recently i have noticed a serious decline in numbers i used to have loads. I havent changed feeding habits, they just seem to have disappeared.

    What else would burrow into the softie its only 4-5mm in dia and from what i could tell about 30mm long?
     
  5. Venom181

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    i have heard of a parasite (unfortunately i do not know which it is) that burrows into a coral and lives there killing the coral over time. i thought i had one as one of my corals have detached itself and am just putting up a thread for help re-attatching it lol
    as soon as it came away from the rock i used a coral disinfectant dip and it seems a little better as had been sulking for weeks.
     
  6. deb+wayne

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    might of been stung by a lps
     
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