View Full Version : What is eating my leather coral????

08/24/2006, 02:41 PM
My leather coral has a 1/4 inch hole through it

It didnt have it last night at 11 pm and this morning at 8 am it had a hole. Looks like something ate through it

08/24/2006, 02:47 PM
look under "aquarium pests" on this link

it could be one of those goofy looking stars. i have a 1 in my sump and i'm sure i have some in my display.

08/24/2006, 08:58 PM
cool link, but I don't have any signs of star fish
I am think some little bristle worm that has evaded me

08/24/2006, 09:58 PM
Bristle worms are not really a pest they tend to be harmless detrirtus eaters. They just look scary. Do you have any fish that might eat soft corals. If you aren't sure you can always do a little night tank gazing always an elightening experience 1 year into my new tank and I'm still finding things that I've never seen before.

08/25/2006, 07:28 AM
I'm not sure whats signs you may see if you had them. They are small and fast. I saw one last week, walked away to get my tongs to grab him and he was gone by the time I got back! Anthony Calvo has a passage in his book about one of them feasting on one of his corals.
I'm not saying that this guy if your culprit but don't be shocked if you have a few of these sob's in your tank.