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Old 04-22-2010, 03:00 AM   #1
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caught a worm!

so i came home to see a little worm swimming around in my tank. I thought it would go hide right away but when it didn't i caught it in a net and put it in a bucket. It looks like it has a tube like mouth, pale green color with pinkish at both ends, black dot near rear and head, it swims in a circular motion and looks like it has two side fins. I drew a picture in paint since i couldn't get a clean shot and i took a video to see its swimming pattern

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had anyone seen anything like this before?
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Wow, that little guy swims pretty fast, even if it's in a circle,
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okay i got a good picture! but i have to post it later cause i don't have time now. The side fins are actually little spikes that go along his whole body...do bristle worms start off as anything like this?
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check here:Marine Zooplankton Groups
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Looks like it could be a Candiru larvae. Don't pee in the tank!
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haha i sure hope not...and i dont think i see it in that link but thanks. Heres the pic
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Be sure not to just throw that thing away. Freeze it first,....Wow!
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Keep it!!!! lol but not in the big tank in a small one one haha lol
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found another worm in the tank...this one was in the sand bed and making its way under the rock. I hope they arent bad! Also my suntail goby died and was eating so i hope it wasnt the worms
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that worm pictured above is harmless. it's a detritus eater.
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