Elegance coral is devouring 6" bristle worm!

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I've been trying to catch this 6" bristle worm in my tank for the past 2 months and he is very evasive. As I have tried many nights, I watched him slowly emerge from a rock last night and waited 15 mins to try to grab him with tongs while using a flashlight. My wife yelled at me to go to sleep already so I gave up.

I woke up this morning to find that my elegance coral had CAUGHT HIM AND WAS DEVOURING HIM! And almost done as well! I was wondering if it's dangerous for the elegance to eat him with his toxins or not. But I decided it would be more injurious to the elegance if I tried to pull/retract the prey from its mouth. Plus the meal looks like it's essentially almost over anyway.

I was growing to despise this coral because she kills a trochus snail about once or twice a week on average. Then she goes and does this...and TOTALLY REDEEMS HERSELF.

Please enjoy the photos below.

MOTHER NATURE IS SO METAL.

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Not dangerous but didn't think they were capable of. I have a monster elegance' and it has had food land on it and just sits there.
 
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WHAT?!? very jealous my elegance coral is no help against my bristle worms, sometimes I see one come out of the rock right by it, and by elegance coral closes up so the bristle worm has more room to move around. Man when I get home tonight I'm going to show it this picture so it has something to aspire too.
 
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I've been trying to catch this 6" bristle worm in my tank for the past 2 months and he is very evasive. As I have tried many nights, I watched him slowly emerge from a rock last night and waited 15 mins to try to grab him with tongs while using a flashlight. My wife yelled at me to go to sleep already so I gave up.

I woke up this morning to find that my elegance coral had CAUGHT HIM AND WAS DEVOURING HIM! And almost done as well! I was wondering if it's dangerous for the elegance to eat him with his toxins or not. But I decided it would be more injurious to the elegance if I tried to pull/retract the prey from its mouth. Plus the meal looks like it's essentially almost over anyway.

I was growing to despise this coral because she kills a trochus snail about once or twice a week on average. Then she goes and does this...and TOTALLY REDEEMS HERSELF.

Please enjoy the photos below.

MOTHER NATURE IS SO METAL.

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DSC06079.jpg
Dude check out what I saw when I came home from lunch that prompted me to look up similar situations as this!! Lol
 

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