- Sep 20, 2020
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I need to get a better picture of the whole porities colony when all the worms are out, but I think so far my favorite worm may be the Red/Gold/White one I have pictured since that color combo is really nice, but the bright Orange-ish Yellow one also might be my favorite just because that one is almost always out. That clump with the 3 worms also has the small blue worm that still needs to grow, so that will look really nice in a couple months when it's bigger.So far so good with them in terms of I've seen what I believe are all the worms out at least once. Some are more reclusive than others which is interesting but the ones that stay hidden most of the time are the smaller ones such as the Blue and another Orange so I guess it makes sense.
The LFS didn't get their Reef Nutrition shipment yet so I just picked up what they had left which was ROE and RotiFeast, along with AlgaeBarn 'OceanMagik' which should cover most of the coral's needs for a while since I think I'll just make a big order from RN directly. I've always wanted to try OceanMagik so this was a good opportunity, the worms seem to be having a great feeding response, and the Red Sea Whip also seems to love it which is awesome since that one took a big hit from the heat wave.
I did discover 2 Worms I didn't see before, which are the Darker Orange and Blue/Yellow/White combo Worm. Also 2 of the Hermits are actually realllly tiny, I'm talking like 1/4th the size of my pinky nail tiny which is insane, I didn't see them on the picture so these are definitely going to be interesting to watch grow. That leaves me with I think 4 Hermits total and I believe 10 worms? I need to find time to sit down and watch them all come out at once. But this has been a joy so far!
I forgot to mention as well, this rock not only has the species I've mentioned so far, it's actually got a few really cool hitchhikers. First are 2 very small barnacles, no idea on the species name but they've also settled on the Porities and wave out their feeders when I feed the tank which is really neat. The second are quite a lot of fan worms of a different species. These aren't your typical micro feather dusters, they're actually really colorful. I don't believe they're baby Christmas Tree Worms but they have the color to make you think they are. A lot of them are Purple, Gold, and Red so I'll definitely have to get some pictures of them and ask around what species they could be. That makes a total of 5 species on this 4x4"-ish rock!