Christmas Tree Worms

Species information for the Christmas Tree Worms, in the Featherdusters category.

  1. Scientific name - Spirobranchus porites

    Family: Serpulidae

    Common name – Christmas Tree, Jewel Stone Worm

    Max Size – 1 in (2.5 cm)

    Care Level – Moderate

    Temperament – Peaceful

    Foods and feeding – This worm is a filter feeder and will need to be fed plankton.

    Supplements: Calcium, Trace Elements

    Aquarium suitability -

    Reef compatibility – Yes

    Captive care – This is a filter-feeding worm, with the rest of the body buried in the rock it’s attached to. Interestingly, the crown is always paired. The worm prefers a shaded area, like under a rock overhang. It comes in a variety of colors It requires pristine water conditions, small amount of nitrates or metals are toxic to it. If the worm feels stressed it will retreat into its tube. If the worm is temporarily subjected to stressful conditions it may drop its crown and then regrow it. The worm will do best in an established aquarium.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2011
    little_fish, Jan 20, 2011