Fanworm ID and info pls.

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  1. neo

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    Hi,
    discovered one of these last night but in the dark (I dont have lights yet) the tips seemed black, this morning I noticed much more of them and the tips are red.

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    I ID' them from a book as being 'Spiral Fanworms' is this correct ?

    I dont' have any other animals in the tank yet, what do they feed on ? do I have to feed them ?
    My tank is only running for a week, will they survive ?
    What about flow, seems they filter feed but do they like lots of flow or only small water movement
     
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  3. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    ive got hundreds of them and they spread like crazy and live without feeding them directly
     
  4. Jaco Schoeman

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    These are rock fan worms, closer to the coco worm than normal tube worms. Main difference is these have hard tubes, where normal tubeworms have soft tubes, and they stay in mud / sand to build tubes from.

    Anyway, feeding, you don't have to feed, but it would be good. I would suggest go to an LFS and get some Phyto or Zookplankton, and just throw in a bit into the tank. No need to target feed. Feeding would make them grow quicker though, and no feeding will cause death (obviously)

    They just filter the water, and will reproduce quite quickly. if you look after it well enough, it may become nice and big in no time, but dont try and move it...

    Caution on tankmates though, as they make nice snacks to copperband butterflyfish, some hermits, wrasse etc. ;)
     
  5. neo

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    Thx,
    amazing how something so small can grab one's attention so fast.
     
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