View Full Version : Smoke looking liquid coming out of my rocks?!

12/29/2008, 10:50 PM
Tonight for the second time I noticed some brown/maroon liquid coming from a small hole in my live rock. It almost looks like smoke. Anyone know what it is? Some sort of waste maybe from a bristle worm?

12/29/2008, 10:57 PM
Sorry....We need pictures to be sure of what it mite be. If you can post some, this will really help.

12/29/2008, 11:05 PM
i ran to get my camera, but as soon as I did, it was gone. :(

12/29/2008, 11:15 PM
Odds are that something in your rock was spawning, could be a worm, or a couple other things.

That seems to happen in my 75 after each water change. I wouldn't be too concerned about it.

slimy fish
12/30/2008, 12:58 AM
I have also seen the same thing in my tank. I am alos not sure what it is.

12/30/2008, 07:55 AM
Most likely culprit is vermetid snails. They often live in small holes in the LR and will occassionally 'exhaust' their waste that way. I have them and see these periodic clouds regularly.

Brandon M
12/30/2008, 01:27 PM
This happens very often in my tank, as well. I wouldn't worry about it too much.