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Old 05-09-2004, 08:22 PM   #1
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Should be in a horror film...

"It came from within..." starring Medusa as the worm creature.

I've seen this thing twice. Both times it has reached out and grabbed huge chunks of leafy macroalgae. It is quite fast, has nasty looking jaws surrounded by tenticles...and legs like a millipede. It would not be quite as thick as your pinky finger, but almost. No telling how long it is, but it is at least 2".

Harmless plant eater...but I'm a little less inclined to be sticking my fingers around that particular hole... Anyone know what it is?
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Old 05-09-2004, 08:27 PM   #2
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Photo..

100K is impossible to work with. Enjoy this photo of coloured pixels!
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That is something quite wicked looking, Like a demon from some sort of Japanese horror movie..
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Old 05-09-2004, 10:53 PM   #4
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100K is impossible to work with
I don't think so, it VERY rare that I upload a photo over 100K, try resizing to about 640 X 480 or 800 X 600 and optimizing, rather than simply resizing, but if need be, the gallery has a 250KB limit

Looks like a sea cucumber.
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It's got legs..

I don't think that sea cucumbers have legs....do they? It also seems segmented.
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I looked at the pic again, it does not have legs, not sure what they are called, but they are not legs and it doesn't appear segmented to me. Do a google images search for sea cucumbers and I think you will see enough with a close enough resemblance to convince you, the brown at it's mouth convinced me, similar to that of a sea apple.
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could it be a large pod?
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JMO but it looks like an unusually LARGE fire worm or bristleworm. But i have been wrong before
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not a pod..

No.. it is much too large to be a pod.

I think it is a type of bristle worm or at least some kind of worm.

It uses those side appendages like legs and moves exactly as a millipede does with alternate "legs" moving in forward and backward...so they may not be legs, but they move like legs.

Who knows...maybe someday I'll get a better picture.
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I think that is what i just found in my bag holing my carbon. i keep my carbon in my over flow and all water hit that bag. he was about 2 in long and was red brown and white. i put him back in the main part of the tank and he when to the bottom then shoot away. i think i have also seen him at night a long time ago. flying accross the top of the tank and then he when in to the over flow and i never saw him again till to day.
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