Coco Worms

Species information for the Coco Worms, in the Featherdusters category.

  1. Scientific name - Protula magnifica

    Family: Serpulidae

    Common name – Magnificent, Coco Featherduster

    Max Size – 12 in (30 cm)

    Care Level – Difficult

    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, that secretes a tube to protect its body. If the worm feels stressed it will retreat into its tube. 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. They dont have a great survival record in captivity. 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 15, 2011
    little_fish, Jan 20, 2011