View Full Version : Worm... Good or Bad?

02/23/2004, 04:14 PM
Posted this in New to Hobby but they never respond. You guys are much better and friendlier...

I got home from work today and turned on my light to find my xenia not pulsing like normal. I looked closer and found a pink worm about 2 inches long wrapped around the base of the xenia. It was about 2 millimeter in thickness I would say. I poked the worm with my feeding prong and it eventually ran off under a rock. Is this worm bad? Was it hurting my xenia? Sorry no pic. Any advice would be great! Thanks

02/23/2004, 07:54 PM

Without a picture, we're literally in the dark...

I'm going to go out on a limb and state that worms and whatnot are frequently maligned, but generally never attack or feed on healthy corals. Hope this is reassuring enough for you.

02/28/2004, 11:57 PM
Is this what you have? I have no Idea what it is but I just happend to catch this pic of mine tonight.:rollface: sorry the pic isnt' the best he was in a hurry

02/29/2004, 12:02 AM
Another pic :strooper:

02/29/2004, 07:12 AM
Yeah he looks like that but fatter, maybe twice as fat. I finally got a pic of him but it may be too large to post. Wonder if someone could help us id your worm. Have you seen it on any of your coral?

02/29/2004, 09:04 AM
It's a bit fuzzy, but it sure looks like a polychaete (bristleworm).

Beneficial detritivores. If they are on your coral, they are most likely eating detritus or slime off of it.

02/29/2004, 04:49 PM
Nope I haven't seen him on any corals, But I haven't really seen him but a couple of times.