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  1. Zuv

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    Got another mantis shrimp in the tank took awhile to get rid of the other one but just gonna leave this one till he gets a bit bigger. i've also noticed these other creatures now they've always been there but i thought that they were dead, they look like fiber glass fibers (fiber optics) they reflect light into bright red and green and what i noticed yesterday is that they two white tentacles in the center that retracted and forage any ideas what they might be.
     
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    Hi Zuv - I know that this might be difficult, but could you try and get a picture of the "tentacles"? This sounds like vermetid worms, or spionid (sp) worms.... but cannot say 100% for sure without pictures.
     
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    Ok i'll take photo's tonight, you sound concerned are they bad!!
     
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    LOL! No Zuv - spionids and vermitid worms are good ;)
     
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    Is this what it looks like?

    Jacques, any idea of how big these buggers get, I was watching my tank the other night and thought there was hair coming out the rocks...I sat and watched it for a while and it was moving - kept coming out and going back in and it was really long. But it looked like a bunch of long whispery hair together (about 5-6 "strands").
     
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    Doesn't seem to want to post the picture :(
     
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    Mouse - Vermitid and spionid worms don't get big at all. The longest I have seen their feeding tentacles, is about 1.5 to 2cm.

    BTW: I don't see pics, Mouse?
     
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    mantis shrimp are scary :y13:
     
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    They not scary. they are very beautiful creatures. I would love to keep a peacock mantis
     
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    hmmm, it's not liking my picture today and it's actually really small.

    Hey ho, such is life. So if these are small worms, what were the skinny spaghetti like ones in my tank? Aliens!! They sure looked like they weren't from this planet.
     
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    mouse, those sound like "spaggetti worms" and arent a problem in our tanks, fish love to chomp them too :)

    great as cuc :)
     
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    I finally found it just as you posted, thanks Crispy. Otherwise known terebellids

    If I could get my pictures to post, I'd post one....
     
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    This is the stuff I was talking about...
     
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    Zuv Thread Starter Zuv & Brend's

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    Hey All

    here are those pics, plus a pic of a different worm. my daughter found another illegal alian in our tank yesterday see pic its a bit blurry but it looks like a white crab with the tip of his pincher brown. dont know how he survived the ordeal that the live rock has been through.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Zuv Thread Starter Zuv & Brend's

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    Yippeeee, finally found away to post my pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Now that looks interesting?!?! wanna see what the guru's say they are!;)
     
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    bump!
     
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    angler worms?
     
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