My new Coco Worm

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    Went to my LFS today and picked up this coco worm and the orange mushroom.

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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    I love coco worms! They are by far one of my favorite animals in this hobby. I have never owned one though. I have never seen them for sale at my LFS. Ever. Your sure is beautiful! Congrats on the new addition.
     
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    That is an awesome looking worm, and nice little coral.
     
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    Soooo beautiful and soooo difficult.

    Hope you buck the trend.
     
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    HUH ??????? They are difficult ???? On no, say it isn't so ....... :ugh:
     
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    Oh man, coco worms are some of the worst! One of the reasons I've never tried one :shock:.
     
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    awwww you're kidding, right ????
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Do you see this face? Does it look like I'm kidding?

    (No)
     
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    Well crap ....
     
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    Aren't these guys filter feeders? They are basically a big feather duster right? I have never kept one but would love to know more about how to.
     
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    Yea, me too ..... :12:
     
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    It just need lots and lots of microplankton.Maybe more than what we can provide.
     
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    I think it's cool looking, good luck with it!
     
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    Very nice coco worm. Good luck with caring for it and keeping it nice and healthy.
     
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    It is really beautiful. But I need more experience before I tackle that. Very nice find. :Cheers:
     
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    Those are great looking additions Sunshine.
    I think that the key to keeping Coco worms is having a tank with a lot of plantonic foods for them to eat.
     
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    I had one several years ago, I believe it was a Christmas Tree varity. Not hard at all to keep. I just used additives to help feed it. It did quite well for a long time.

    Yours is very nice! :mrgreen:
     
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    I've had a coco worm since October and it's doing well (now). That wasn't always the case. Not long after I got it, I added a dottyback which started picking at the coco worm. The coco worm shed both of it's plumes (to my horror) but within a month, new growth started to emerge. It now has two complete plumes and is pooping every day, so I assume it's getting nutrition in.

    Here is my question to those of you that have coco worms: Does your worm ever scrunch up it's plumes and release them. Mine does this almost daily and I don't understand why. I can't help but think it's a bad sign because when it shed both plumes, the plumes sat on the sand bed and scrunched up like that for a few days before being eaten/swept away.
     
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    Mine died :( It either came out or was pulled out, but it died.
     
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    Sorry Sunshine. :cry: I'll post my question on a new thread and see what others know about this.
     
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