Strange translucent worms in VERY new tank

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  1. Googliebear

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    Hi All,

    I'm a noob when it comes to saltwater tanks, all my knowledge comes from books and forums. I've recently started my first tank, & yesterday added my LR.

    The reason for this thread is I've already started seeing small plants grow :thumbup: that's not my concern... If noticed sofar 3 very small translucent wormish things on the live rock and 2 tiny snails (also translucent)

    Is it normal, and more importantly is it harmful??
    Thanks in advance for any response.
     
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    been watching my tank and there are alot more than 2 snails, they're white with a brownish pattern. and the wormish thing look like very tiny shrimps and move very fast...
     
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    All fine, sounds like Isopods, very normal life for a marine tank.
     
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    Not isopods... They are a family of organisms that resemble sea lice.
    Perhaps a small polychaete, but there are many different families in many different phyla. Regardless, its a small marine worm that probably came in with your live rock - wouldnt be concerned as its part of the plethora of life that will populate your LR.
     
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    Hi Googliebear - can you possibly try and post some pics?
     
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    Hey again, it looks similar to Mysid Shrimp and Amphipod, will try take some pics, thanks all for your input, really appreciate it
     
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