Shrimp killing worm?

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  1. student

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    So yesterday evening i arrive home to find one of my cleaner shrimps, who was happy n healthy in the morning, dead! At closer inspection the was a thin red worm attached to him and or chowing him that extended about 15-20cm back into the rock behing it.

    So my question is, what type of worm is this? and could it of killed my shrimp or was it just looking for a meal and found my dead shrimp??


    When I removed the shrimp the worm gave a good go at trying to keep its meal but then quicky retracted into the rock, which I then moved to the sump.


    cant really see it from the photo so I tried to help in the 2nd photo;)
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    It was seriously long and thin, even stuck out the other side of the rock!


    Thanks
     
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    Probably find that the worm is a scavenger and something else took out your shrimp.
     
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    Ya possibly, just hard to imagine what would of nailed the shrimp.
    Sux losing stock u've had for ages, even a cleaner shrimp hey..
     
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    how long have you had the shrimp?
     
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    I have heard their lifespan isn't very long. I had mine for +- 3 years I think and one day dead. Maybe it was his time.:(
     
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    Has it for a year n a half hey, pretty much from when I started..
    Ya heard they don't have the longest life span hey so possibly
     
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