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Old 01-21-2014, 07:00 PM   #1
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Worm thing on my Chile sponge!

Just came home and went to love my new chile sponge and panicked when I saw a creepy crawly worm on it. I can't confirm if it is a bristle worm or not as it's not as brown as in the pictures I have seen. What is this thing and what should I do? Haven't see any in the tank and have separated the sponge. Only found one so far. Click image for larger version

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Old 01-21-2014, 07:01 PM   #2
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I meant move not love. Lol
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:26 PM   #3
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That kinda looks like a mantis shrimp.
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It was moving like a worm or centipede before I got it with the tweezers.
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:30 PM   #5
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Maybe some type of big amphipod. But it really does look like a tiny mantis shrimp
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Should I be concerned either way?
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:26 PM   #7
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Nah you took it out. Should be fine
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Should I assume this was the only one and there isn't a swarm of them in my tank hiding? Do they usually travel in packs? I don't do well with wormy bug looking things.
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Ok there are more. Big ones and small ones. Deff not bristle worms. Here's a pic of a live one. Click image for larger version

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That's an amphipod and good for your tank.
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