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Spaghetti Worm Overload


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    lobster_mobster - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Spaghetti Worm Overload

    We have a ridiculous amount of spaghetti worms in our 55 gallon tank and they are starting to aggravate some of our corals (mainly zoas). Previously we have pulled out some of the neon green slugs but today I found a spaghetti worm wrapped around a zoa and it looked like it was really irritating it. I am not sure if they actually eat at some of the corals or what could be causing this harm but any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
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    They can irritate zoas to the point of death, if there are too many. They will not prey/eat your zoas though.

    If you have too many, I would recomend manual removal. Some people even actively seek spaghetti worms, if you want to post them up to get rid of.

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