My first coral

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Noce , yeah cant see any fish pics;)
 

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Hi wildbunny!

Just to confer - IF you mean "coral" by referring to the picture - I agree 100% with Clinton. Tubeworms are REALLY COOL! (Especially as they grow bigger). BUT, if you do indeed have another picture of a coral - please show us?

Otherwise - how's you tank doing? What fish did you get?

And - YES PLEASE - some more pictures!
 

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Hi Warr - tube-worms assist in filtering the water - they are definitely a "nice-to-have" in your aquarium. The bigger they become (some become quite big - others stay small), the more beautiful they are.
 

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thanks, colour doesn't matter I would imagine. I have white and red units.
 

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Hi Warr - tube-worms assist in filtering the water - they are definitely a "nice-to-have" in your aquarium. The bigger they become (some become quite big - others stay small), the more beautiful they are.
Fantastic little freebie, it also shows your water quality is healthy, they were one of the first things i spotted when i had my first new live rock:)
 

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No Warr - color does not matter.... the more different types of live-rock you have, the more different type of fan-worm you will see appearing. Also, they propagate very quickly.....
 

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How ? Can't imagine them going over for wild night of passion ? :lol:
 

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They will most likely reproduce sexually by releasing sperm into the water columns and others again releasing eggs. This would be microscopic - and could act as coral food for the coral polyps..... When the sperm and eggs meet, they form tiny floating worms (sorry - don't remember the technical term/name), which then attach themselves somewhere in your tank. A few weeks later you will see more and more little fan-worms all over your tank appearing ;-)

Sorry for the biology lesson - I tend to take things as I hear / read them ;)
 

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Listen to the frog :p

There is a lot of activity in your tank after lights out.
 

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Checked out the tank at night with a LED torch, It is the only time I see my Boxer shrimp.

Yeah I have noticed some weird see-through "lice" looking critters.

Any idea what they are ?
 
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