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Old 08-09-2006, 11:55 PM   #1
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floating wormy thing?

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I am still fairly new to this and learning as i go. I just noticed in my tank (55 G... w/ 60# live rock been up running for 6 months now). Same few fish i have had for months so everything is going well. (I think). I was looking at the Tank and noticed a worm ( about 1/4" and swirly looking, was red) moving around in the water. I also noticed another one but it was stuck on the glass and had this tentacles looking thing moving around!

I haven't seen this before and was wondering if this sounds famililar to anyone else.
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Can you get pics? It will be hard to ID and the best we could do is guess, by your description.
The first can be a fireworm (bad) or a bristleworm (good), again, it's hard to tell by the description, since there are tons of species of worms.

The 2nd could possibly be a medusa worm....maybe a feather duster...
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thanks for your reply...

I don't have a camera suitable to photograph this little species. I know it is not a fire or bristleworm. I have seem those and this looks different. I did google search for feather duster worms and looks like might be that. But Would that be able to stick to the glass as i saw one do? or just be free floating in the water?

Also noticed a lot of white specs on the glass... so small but some you can tell look like a small worm body attached flat to the glass. I dont see them moving though, again they are small.

interesting anyway.
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so small but some you can tell look like a small worm body attached flat to the glass
These could be beneficial "pods".

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But Would that be able to stick to the glass as i saw one do?
I believe I read a post the other day, the someone had them stuck on the glass, and can be easily scraped off.
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