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Old 06-17-2013, 01:32 PM   #1
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worm with stripes! Seriously

any ideas? a damsel bit it and neither the damsel nor the worm seemed to be affected.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:59 PM   #2
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Go to this site and see if you can match it.http://www.chucksaddiction.com/hitchworms.html
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:05 PM   #3
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didn't see anything that matched...or was even close!
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:40 PM   #4
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This was interesting reading...
Polychaete Annelid Identification, or ďYou Can Always Tell A Bristle WormÖ by Ronald L. Shimek, Ph.D. - Reefkeeping.com
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It's a starfish!
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:34 AM   #6
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Are you sure than looks like a bristle worm to me
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:46 AM   #7
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Could be a star fish. Never seen one like it though. Did you see his body or other legs?
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Well campers! I removed the entire piece of coral that it was on, pulled it free and voila, its a starfish. must be some type of brittle, has that center body and the 5 legs. Each leg is about 1 1/2" and the body perhaps 1/4" across. I put him back on his coral head and returned them to the display tank.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:16 AM   #9
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Did you get a pic of him all the way out?
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:18 AM   #10
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I did not. I didn't want to keep him out of his home. I'm a bit that way....
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