The fish tank’s owner knew that something had been eating his coral, but after two years of searching he still hadn’t identified the culprit. Then, as he was taking the aquarium apart, he first caught sight of the creature responsible for the coral theft. And when he finally saw it, he couldn’t believe his eyes – it was practically a monster.
That surprised man was a social media user known as gurutek, who in August 2012 uploaded an astonishing video to YouTube. As a tropical fish enthusiast, gurutek had a variety of exotic marine life in his large tank. The YouTube recording in question revealed, however, that a true horror of the deep had also been lurking within the vessel.
Before gurutek had put his video online, though, he had had suspicions that something wasn’t right about the tank – or, rather, its contents. And those suspicions had arisen after he had noticed an unusual phenomenon that none of the fish within could have been responsible for: specifically, the coral in the container was going missing.