Urgent help needed Tube worm

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  1. Evo R

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    Hey guys

    When i walked past my tank 10 min ago i noticed that my tube worms head came off and is lying on the other side of the tank.The tube is still bearried on the one side and its head is drifting around on the other....

    Is it dead?Or is it still aliave?

    Please advise.
     
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  3. gMAN

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    happened to the one i had as well, but it was still alive, weird but sorta like shedding the old head and a new, bigger head came out about a week later....
     
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    hey buddy, the thing is technically he isnt dead, but its no longer feed. sorry to hear that man, best of luck
     
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    I meant its no longer able to feed (excuse the typos)
     
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    So must i remove the floating head and leave the tube or remove both or leave both??
     
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    leave the tube so long, coz its not gna cause major damage, remover the fan.
    In sum cases if water contains high nutrient they do actually regrow their fan.
     
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    +1
     
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    The loss of a crown is generally due to a lack of feeding. Are you feeding food like phyto and zooplancton, cyclopeeze etc?
     
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    It happens occasionally where a tube worm sheds it's crown, normally it grows a new one in about a weeks time. As Tony, said, one of the causes may be due to a lack of food.
     
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