Strange fish or worm?

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  1. saaid

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    Hey peeps, was cleaning my tank last night and decided to move some Zoas over to the other side of the tank. I picked up the last colony and out came this fishy type thing. I dropped the rock and started watching it swim around looking for another rock to dive into but couldn't find one. I then decided to grab my phone and record it. Took the first 30sec in the dark then decided to put the lights on for another recording. It had red color towards the back half and looked like a Goby with no fins? Then,just when I decided to put lights out as the other fish were coming out of their holes and Piccasso was darting for him...in he goes to the flow pump :eek: Instant fish meal. I was sadly dissapointed to say the least,all that excitement then :( Busy uploading the videos now. It swam very fast so I struggled to keep up.
     
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    interesting - would like to see the vid.
     
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    will check it out tonight - this will be blocked by our server at work.
     
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    wow.
    defnitely not a worm in my opinion - cannot really see any features from the video apart from the swimming action, but it does look eel-like.
     
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    In some dark shots it looks like a Yasha Goby?
     
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    no chance of you catching it?
     
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    White cleaner wrasse with some serious roids...
     
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    What is roids? If it is a fish I have no idea how it got into my system.
     
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    Steroids...
     
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    Hectic :biggrin:
     
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    we have various species of rather cryptic, eel-like klipfish species on our coast.
    Did you collect your rock or zoas etc locally?
    It could have been hiding in the rock.
    most species that I know of don't swim like that though - but if it is nocturnal it might have been startled.
    could you see if it had any eyes?
     
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    I only have two pieces of local rock but it was out of the water for a few days and the Zoas I have or that rock in particular I bought early last year but none of them local (or so they tell me). As for the eyes, yes like the goby.
     
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    Did you know, there are some small species of fish that live inside certain invertebrates, like sea cucumbers and clams.
    The seas are full of interesting stuff.
     
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    Could it be something like this...?
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    Wakatobi Marinelife Library Search
     
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    @SteveZi I agree there are some weird and wonderful creatures out there yes. Really a nice tank there, those gobie fry look cool but this had more solid tissue color. @belindamotion the tail is was dart like.
     
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    I agree wit hthis oke...
     
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    @SteveZi I agree there are some weird and wonderful creatures out there yes. Really a nice tank there, those gobie fry look cool but this had more solid tissue color. @belindamotion the tail is was dart like.
     
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    It's a polychaete worm of some sort, they are pretty common in the plankton at night. The swimming style confirms this, no need for a decent pic.
     
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