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Old 02-04-2004, 03:27 PM   #1
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hi people, i saw this thing in my tank late last night and it grossed me out.this thing can seem to extend to like a foot long. he is white for the most part and he has little black bands every inch or so, depends on how long it's stretched out. also has 2 little tiny black eyes.just wondering what they are and if its safe to have in the tank. and also does it eat like soft corals and tubeworms stuff like that or does it eat algae products?
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That's pretty darn long!! Did you see both ends? It looks an awful lot like a serpent starfish leg to me.
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yeah i seen both ends. it looks to have a flat looking head, like kinda round looking. it was crawling around, and at first i thought it was a big fecal sample from my lion fish, and then at a closer look it was moving slowly.i swear its about a foot long stretched out and at the shortest i saw it was maybe 4 or 5 inches.i havent seen him today, but its really creepy looking. here's another shot of it stretched way out.it's body was out of the frame by like another 5 inches or so.gross 8O
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http://www.reefs.org/hhfaq/
http://www.rshimek.com/Invertebrate%...jor%20Taxa.htm
http://www.rshimek.com/odd_critters.htm

I don't know what it is off the top of my head, but above you will find some links that may help you ID it.
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I got on my Liverocks order as well. Looks a lot like a serpent leg but sure enough isn't.
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hmm i found a worm thing in my tank that was white with blackish brown stripes...sort of similar to that, only much much MUCH smaller-(like maximum 2 inches, maybe less) So if you found out what it is, i'd be curious to know also.
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Looks like a type of Phyllodocid worm. Last image on the page.

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