Coco Worm (Protula sp.)
Phylum: Annelida, Class: Polychaeta
Size: 3 in. Space:: 10+ gal. Diet: Plankton
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Natural History: Coco worms are relatives of the common earthworm. They use their colorful tentacles to filter reef water for food. Their food includes phytoplankton and bacteria that are suspended in the water.
Husbandry: The Coco Worm feeds mainly on microplankton and dissolved organic matter. They benefit from supplemental feedings of phytoplankton and liquid organic food. Moderate to strong water flow should be provided. This worm is eaten by Copperband Butterflyfish, hermit crabs, some predatory snails, and others. Always check compatibility before mixing with other species.
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