getting rid of spagetti worms

Discussion in 'Other Livestock' started by 4age, 22 May 2014.

  1. 4age

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    hi guys..i have a number of these worms that build calcerous tubes on rocks and at base of sps..they send out a lot of long sticky feeding tubes that irritate sps...anything I can do or add (livestock wise) that will eat these guys..they becoming a bit of a nuisance now

    looks similar to this


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  3. gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

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    Does it look like the attached pic? I think it's called something gastropod, also have them in my tank, short of physically breaking them off, maybe a trigger fish would chow those?

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    my yellow scissortail blenny sortes them out i got it at sams, as a shipment filler got him at a steal as well
     
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    I had one take root in my yellow Bali polyps and the "net" almost killed them all. I took a small screwdriver to the tube and that fixed it( liberally rinsed the screwdriver boiling water first to remove any chance of dirt/oil). I read that people used glue to close the holes up but this didn't work for me.
    I have another growing in my hammer coral and it does not seem to bother it. Observing how well that hammer grows, I am speculating that the hammer steal some food from it as the snail pulls the net back through the polyps.

    PS I don't use the screwdriver for this sort of thing anymore, I have an old steak knife with a plastic handle that I reserve for tank works.
     
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    Long nose pliers worked for me. When I see one I just pinch the middle section of it, normally does enough damage to kill it and then the fish or hermit snack on it.
     
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    This is what they look like. This one decided to venture out.

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    Get a sixline wrasse and you problems will be a thing of the past!
     
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