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Old 01-01-2005, 12:48 AM   #1
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Swimming worm?

While checking the tank after lights out I saw a new hitchhiker. It was a worm approx1/2-3/4 in long flat and many many legs. It was suspended in the water column and was apparently attracted to the light of my flashlight. It looked flat but still a little fat(round) and had segmented body or at least some lines across the body. A picture will be soon to follow if I can get one. TIA
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Sounds like an epitoke (a larval?? stage of the bristle worm).

edited for spelling, shouldn't try to post late on New Years Eve
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Sounds like an epitoch (a larval?? stage of the bristle worm).
Exactly! Some will say that they are good addition to your clean up crew, IMO they are a nuisance! and can kill some of prize possessions.
You can buy traps at your LFS..... I did!!
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Some will say that they are good addition to your clean up crew,
I'm one of those people, I would suggest that you search the web and print for resources on bristle worms and then make your own decision as to whether they are friend or foe.
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From what I have read in my books, on the web and here -he will stay for now. I will give him a chance and see if he plays nice. How long is the larval stage?
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