Can anyone tell what this is ?

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  1. Munky82

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    It's the brown strings.
    Maybe a type of worm in the substrate ?
     
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    Hi munky - I stand to correction but I think they are peanut worms - good critters - do you have any closeups?
     
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    Spaghetti worm i think - good, harmless detritus feeder.
     
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    The focus of the pic refers to Cyno. IMO. So not sure if that is what you ask?
     
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    It's the brown strings.
    Maybe a type of worm in the substrate ?
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    I always get the common names spaghetti and medusa worm mixed up.... but it's one of those. Whatever you want to call it, it's a beneficial little worm (scavenger/detrivore).
     
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    Agreed, if it's "alive" and retracts when bothered. If not, it is probably some type of filamentous brown algae - also beneficial, IMHO.

    Hennie
     
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    Possibly spaghetti worms
     
  10. Munky82

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    thanks for the replies. spaghetti worm it is. it moved about 20cm in two days.
    Excuse the focus...was close to the glass.
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