Something eating my mushroom corals

Jyetman

Active member
I have a green metallic mushroom rock that started off with 10 mushroom and over a period of a year they slowly disappeared. Each one would be healthy but would shrivel up and disappear in several days. Several months later another one would disappear. I figure something is eating them and recently found a gravel trail from one part of the rock leading right up to a shriveled mushroom. Trying to investigate what it was by scraping the tube structure. Its a thick mucus covered with crushed sand bed coral. Anyone heard of this? I took the rock out and gave it a iodine dip but not sure what else to do.
 

oscarinw

New member
Probably a Eunicid worm. Look them up. Try to trap it. Best to get rid of it...

Good luck with things
 

Jyetman

Active member
Are you serious this worm is going to hunt frags and drag it back to it's layer? How can I spot them do they come out at night so shine a blue light on the rock?
 

ingtar_shinowa

New member
Yes. But mine was about 3ft long when i got it. He ate 11 clams and countless other corals along with my helfrichi firefish first though. I wish he started on my shrooms.
 
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