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Old 02-01-2004, 02:55 AM   #1
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twisting swimming worm?

Its late at night and I'm watching my tank again my attnics are still on and I see this little white thing just haulin @## across my tank. It propels itself by twisting like a corkscrew and looks like a white bristle worm with a light grey tail section. Well I caught it in a test vial, because in the tank photo just looked like a blur. I have a pic but dont know how to post so my avitar is the pic for a few days, its the best shot I can get. Should I keep this worm out of my display? What the heck is it? And can sombody explain how to post a pic? Please explain pic part like I am 3.
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Old 02-01-2004, 03:05 AM   #2
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Sorry bout the bad pic the worm is up by the cap on the glass.
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Old 02-01-2004, 11:17 AM   #3
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what pic ?? you sure you hit the upload button?
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Old 02-01-2004, 12:04 PM   #4
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There was a pic I took it off cause it was horible sorry
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Old 02-01-2004, 07:36 PM   #5
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I didn't see the pic, but it sounds like an epitoke (sp?).
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I have a worm that propels itself like you described, except it doesn't look like a bristle worm; mine just looks white. I just left him in there. I figure even if he is a 'bad' worm, there are probably other, worse things in there I DON"T know about. :P
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Mine was white too. When I got him out of the tank I noticed all the britles or feet, and he had a light grey tail. By the time I figured out how to post pics I had already put it back in the tank. If I see him again I will post the pic here I promise.
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Found this thread in a seach...

I have some of these in my tank. About 1 inch long, kinda like a Brisleworm with a lighter colored tail section. Any ideas on what these are? I had 3 going around in my tank at one time with the lights off, all corksrewing away. I even watched one get sucked right through a powerhead I checked a couple houres later and they were all back down in the substrate. Or killed by the powerhead.
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the most common answer that I recieved was reefrunners answer epitoke. If I remember right its a larval stage of a worm in my case I belive bristle worm. I have had alot of them scince then and decided they must not be bad.
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i have a couple little orange coloured ones that my cardinals eat while im tryin to watch them cought a couple and got rid of them but just leave them in thier now
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