Idnetify this worm please

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  1. FDB

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    Hi guys.
    I bought a new live rock yesterday and noticed this worm in my tank...
    What is it?
    It is 2cm long and seem to be sifting the water for food.[​IMG]
     
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    could be a type of nudibranch, looks cool though
     
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    Very interesting!
     
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    Is it harmfull in any way (to fishes that is)?
    It is in a new tank, so there are no fishes that will chow it... Yet...
    Should i move it to the DSB, or Mud filter?
     
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    looks like a sea cucumber of some sorts, particluarly with the gills on one end.
     
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    I doubt it
    Unless you got live rock from around Alaska to California

     
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    Def a sea cucumber
     
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    "Unless you got live rock from around Alaska to California"
    Hmmmm.
    Does the SA shops only get thier live rock from SA shores?
    Maybe they import.

    I agree.
    It does look like a cucumber, but which kind?
    Is there an online encyclopedia for these things?

    Will it hurt anything in my tank? (Should i move it to a DSB)?
     
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    It looks like a cucumber. Filter feeders. But they can get upset and throw out their guts poisoning everything in the tank and they are the only thing likely to survive.
    But that size, should be ok, Just never disturb it or let it run into a powerhead. But then again some people like them, and you do get beautiful colors.

    Maybe the DSB is a better place.

    We do import live rock. But not from the cold Pacific ocean. Tropical areas... Philippines, Kenya and other places in the warm Indian ocean. Also very expensive to import live stock from North America.
     
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    Pictures of the LR?
     
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    LR?
     
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    LR - Live Rock
     
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    I'll take a photo of it tonight.
     
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