Calcareous creatures

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Do you know the actual name for these and if anything eats them? I’m not overly concerned it’s natural but as you can see they’ve gone a bit too wild.


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Reply #1

Do you have a macro lens? Could be Sprirobid worms. Six Line Wrasse eat them but that fish is a d*ck

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Reply #2

yup I’ve read it’s the last fish you should put on or it bullies the new fish. I’ll look into getting a macro lense as that’s a whole new world in itself


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Reply #3

Hermit crabs,peppermint shrimp and copperband are amongst a few that have been known to eat them.
They will die off and diminish on their own in time ,
Manual removal is probably the cheapest way to go .
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Thanks guys, happy to have spirobid in the tank. The explosion was a result of over feeding with coral foods, so have halved it.
The chalk goby seems to enjoy pecking at them.

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Reply #5

Melanurus wrasse aswell .
Here's mine
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Reply #6

Animal you read my mind! He’s gorgeous!
But would my peppermint shrimps be safe?


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Reply #7

50/50 my wrasses ignore my CuC unless they're free falling then they think its food time

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Reply #8

I wouldn't guarantee it would be ,50/50 on that one ,
Wrasse can be aggressive towards some inverts but this one (melanurus) is probably the more peaceful of them .
That's about as honest as I can be ,he hasn't bothered my conch snail at all .
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