White sweepers / Tenatacles..

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  1. Triton

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    Hey guys,

    So i noticed a couple of white looking sweepers or tentacles petruding from my zoa colony.. are these guys safe or are they eating my zoas?

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    This pic is from the net but this is what they look like..

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  3. Toolboysa

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    Cant really see from the pic, but sounds like possible be spaghetti worms.If so they wont eat the zoas but they might irritate them into staying closed up
     
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    how do i get rid of them?
     
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    Think you might have remove manually as I don't know of any natural predators
     
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    Why would you want to get rid of them? These sand tube worms form part of your CUC, feeding on small particles.

    They can only benefit your system.

    Here is a pic of one outside its tube[​IMG]
     
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  7. CheriS

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    Digitate hydroids? Difficult to see
     
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    Thought they were bad.
    Thanks for the info guys!
     
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    Spaghetti worms in substrate all good, next to coral = irritation.
     
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    Those are tube worms, don't think they will be a problem next to your zoa's...
     
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    Thanks for the info all.

    Mods please close
     
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    No need to close the thread. Someone else may wish to ask questions. :)
     
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