Worms on Clam

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  1. Quintonv

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    These worms are irritating my Clam.

    How can i get rid of them?

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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    which worms?
     
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    if you look at the thin lines running over lips of the clam
     
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    sixline wrasse, all clam owners should have one, he will keep all pests at bay
     
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    ;) Have one


    I haqve come to conclusion that its Spaghetti Worms

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    that is not spaghetti

    Spaghetti got many fine tentacles.
     
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    Uh ok. then i'm back to square one
     
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    The worm you have shown is a spionid worm. They are totally harmless, but they can irritate corals and sessile invertebrates. Because of the way they build their tube with sediment that is basically cemented with a special secretion, they are impervious to predators. The best is to try and remove them manually.
     
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    but they are an interesting part of your clean up crew as well. So yeah, should they stay or should they go now...
     
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    they should go... hence the thread
     
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    In this case they should go. I have spionid worms in my system, but have removed a few that were close to some corals and even close to one of my mini carpets. It's tentacle kept the carpet retracted much of the day.
     
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    I know they should go,
    But can you not move them?
    Use a sift, and sift them out. If you got a DSB move them there. Wonderful addition to keep your substrate clean.
     
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    I moved a lot of these worms previously. Used the sift for my bearded dragon's mealworms. Like a cake flour sift. On the tank move a year ago, scoped the substrate and washed the sand out. Left over with a beer mug full of worms that I moved to my DSB. Must see the numbers I got there.
     
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    Naais!

    Ill sift them out and donate to someone with a DSB
     
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    My pistolshrimps name is chuck norris. He uses them as skipping ropes
     
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