Tube worm and shrimp

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by mayoginn, 28 May 2009.

  1. mayoginn

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    Hi all

    So recently every 1 in my family is happy about my new hobby. I was given a tube worm and a dancing shrimp or candy shrimp not sure. How do i know if they are healthy? The worm is out when lights are on but goes in when they off, i noticed a tiny white line around the tube opening and clumps of gravel stuck to the end, is it going to shrivel up? The shrimp comez out when its dark, how do I know he gets enough food, i dont see it eating pellets, flakes or dried shrimp. My damsel shares the same rock as the shrimp but does not chase it like how it chases the clown away, if the shrimp is in the cave 1st then the damsels goes to another rock. What supplyment is needed for these invetebrates, guy at lfs said i dont need to add anything.
     
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    Tube worms need planctonic food for survival although by the behaviour of the animal it sounds like a tube anemone.
     
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    Dude don't worry about the shrimp, they pick up scraps of food. I have a boxer and a cleaner shrimp, had them for a year and a half now. They are always busy cleaning rocks, my boxer also mostly comes out when the light are off.
     
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    Hi everyone
    My tube worm doesnt display its feathers as often as before, should i worry?
     
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    whats your SG and temp at the mo?
     
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    how long has the worm been in the tank? just the 5 days?
     
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    About 2 weeks
     
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    Is anything irritating the feather duster like a fish or shrimp?
     
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    It was against a rock, i placed it away from the rock but notice that when feathers are out the current seemz to cause it to go against a rock and if not by rock then it touches the gravel, not sure if the creatures from the rock are bothering it.
     
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