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Old 09-04-2012, 11:42 PM   #1
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insane worm thing?

So while watching my tank tonight I saw what looked like a tiny shrimp/thing flying around the tank. At first I thought it was just debris being carried by the current...but it was moving too sporadically. Finally it stopped, after chasing it's movement with a flashlight for a minute or two and it appears to be some kind of worm. It's yellow, about 1/2", very skinny and burrowed into the substrate. Anyone know what it is? Should I be worried? It was swimming so crazily!
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:52 PM   #2
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So while watching my tank tonight I saw what looked like a tiny shrimp/thing flying around the tank. At first I thought it was just debris being carried by the current...but it was moving too sporadically. Finally it stopped, after chasing it's movement with a flashlight for a minute or two and it appears to be some kind of worm. It's yellow, about 1/2", very skinny and burrowed into the substrate. Anyone know what it is? Should I be worried? It was swimming so crazily!
If it was flat it was a flatworm if it was round it was something else without a photo is hard to pinpoint but i think its a flatworm.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:54 PM   #3
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Did it look similar to this?\
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Image Detail for - Yellowspot flatworm, Red Sea, Sudan, Yellowspot flatworm, Thysanozoon ...
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Think it was flat appeared to have a little mouth darker than it's body too
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No it was worm shaped and light yellow only
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No it was worm shaped and light yellow only
Thats just a general photo im just trying to figure out if it looked like that. If it was round it may be a peanut worm.
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Hmmm let me check on google. I can't fond anything that really looks like it. It's swimming was just so all over the place so crazy to watch
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Hmm I don't think it was a peanut worm. It was veer symmetrical on either size. Same width the whole length of the body...I know a pic would help but it was just so crazy I couldn't get one
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Hmmm let me check on google. I can't fond anything that really looks like it. It's swimming was just so all over the place so crazy to watch
flat worms swim crazy

Swimming Leopard Flatworm (Pseudobiceros pardalis): Utila, Honduras - YouTube
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Wow that thing is awesome! This worm was darting back and forth very fast from side to side just to get somewhere straight. As if it couldn't swim in a straight line. It was so sporadic
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