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+1 Great explanation Bleigh! I had them earlier this year. I crushed some and glued the easier to reach ones. Haven’t seen one since. But the spirorbid worms...... they just seem to be everywhere. I scrape them to death and then they come back as fast as they left.
Ugh. Spirobids... now those DO spread like crazy. I’ve never removed mine and their numbers are finally starting to dwindle naturally... or maybe my 6 line wrasse is eating them.
 

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Ugh. Spirobids... now those DO spread like crazy. I’ve never removed mine and their numbers are finally starting to dwindle naturally... or maybe my 6 line wrasse is eating them.
I had a baby six line and my chromis killed it. They own the tank for real. :(
 

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I had a baby six line and my chromis killed it. They own the tank for real. :(
So glad I never got any chromis. I hear more horror stories than happy ones.
 
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There’s some info on how to get rid of them, but what I’ve found make them seem like the spawn of satan.

When they find a place that makes them happy, they’ll attach to it, build a tube and not come out. If you superglue the tube opening, they cant get food and die.

so I suppose while this thing is at the edge of the tank, away from the rock, I should just net it out and send it to the water park..aka flush it? sounds like nightmare otherwise
 
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So glad I never got any chromis. I hear more horror stories than happy ones.
I had a bunch of blue/green chromis 2 years ago. I had then in QT and they were great, schooling nicely etc. Then when the big tank was ready, I moved them...they stopped liking each other and killed each other off leaving me with 1 scared one before it died. One got stuck in the powerhead...They weren't very big. They were in QT for 4 months while I switched to the bigger tank, barely lived 3 weeks in the DT..each day they took out the weakest link.
 
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If you’re worried, flush it. No harm done. I have some weird things in my tank and I just let them be. The ocean is the ocean. That’s my take. But some like a clean system where everything gets quarantined and/or treated before being introduced. If you want to keep a clean tank, you must take extremely proper precautions before introducing anything to your system. A tiny snail could bring in ich, velvet, aiptaisa, you name it. As for QTing inverts like hermits, snails, shrimps - there seems to be no clear answer here.
I quarantine everything, snails included, I have some right now in QT with my Bicolor angel and scooter blenny. The store always tells me it's not super important to QT snails etc. but I do it anyway, just in case... I don't want to take chances, I've had my clowns since I started with SW 9 yrs ago, my starter fish :) Not risking their 9 yrs of perfect health. *knock on wood
 

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I quarantine everything, snails included, I have some right now in QT with my Bicolor angel and scooter blenny. The store always tells me it's not super important to QT snails etc. but I do it anyway, just in case... I don't want to take chances, I've had my clowns since I started with SW 9 yrs ago, my starter fish :) Not risking their 9 yrs of perfect health. *knock on wood
If it makes you feel better, I’m not sure that qt would have stopped a vermetid snail. I don’t know anything about peanut worms.
 
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Well...I went down the next morning after all this and the stupid thing is missing! Wondering where it's going to show up again and how many friends it bring....
 

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