I dont think those are tubes, maybe my picture/camera wasnt clear enough but I kind of see little legs on the body of it. If it is tube worms, i never see feathers on itNot seeing a worm. I see tubes which would contain tube worms which often have a little feathered fan to capture food
Never saw my wrasse eat them but is a relief that its safe. Thank you!I think these are harmless worms. I've seen small white worms like this before in my tank. I forget they're names, but I believe they don't bother anything, and should be a decent CUC. Dragonettes and wrasses would definitely eat them. It also could be mini brittle stars but it is hard to tell.
Alright, they look like they are in the rock itself, maybe multiplying in numbers from 2 to 4 now..Usually stuff like that is harmless. These worms look like detrivores. If they wanted the corals, you wouldn't see them. They would be under the shrooms munching away until it was nothing.
Coming here worried on worms and realising that aiptasia is crazy dangerous, any best way to remove them?The tentacle things could be aiptasia (spreads and stings corals), or fanworms (harmless). Look up both and have a close look at the thing. If it's aiptasia, take the rock out and cover it in supergue.
The white wiggly bits look to me like maybe brittle star legs.
Oddly, I didn't get tagged for this.Yes I think those are aiptasia, is it bad for a reef tank?
I see, one problem that I can foresee is one polyp has grown in the sand? Im not sure if theres a small rock or soemthing in the sand but it seems to be coming out of the sand, if so, what should I do?They're not that bad unless you let them get way out of control. And even if they do get out of control, some corals/anemones will sting them back just fine. They're usually more of a visual nuisance and a coral irritant, they aren't some horrible little murderous robot that takes a flamethrower to everything.
There are commercial products to kill them, but the easiest way to get rid of it with what's on hand is superglue. Just pull the rock out of the water while wearing gloves, and wait for the aiptasia (be sure it's an aiptasia) to retract into a little dot. When it does, put a drop of liquid superglue over it. Try not to get glue on anything else. The coral will be fine with glue on it, the whatever-that-worm-thing-is (I still think brittle star) might not. The aiptasia will be unable to expand again, and will die. No problem any more.