Swimming worm

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  1. mytank

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    Hi all,

    Last night I was doing my weekly nightly check on the tank and as soon as I turned the night light on, I noticed the little bugger below swimming around franticly. He seemed to keep bumping into the sleeping fish so I decided to catch him and take a few mug shots.

    It's NOT a bristle worm even though the second part of his body has some similarities. The top part looks like a caterpillar and is a different color all together.

    Would be interesting to know what this is:

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  3. Duimpies

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    looks like a leach
     
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    Cant see anything looks like those invisible worms....lol
     
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    I was thinking it is a small cerianthus or tube worm.
     
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    You might want to go thru here...a Leech seems to have the colouring "the other way around"...
    Sea Worms
    Worms
    List of Species Included

    Been thru some of these Links and will admitt I haven't spotted it yet...:p
     
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    I think its a Peanut worm

    harmless and normally they are buried in the substrate.
     
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    I couldn't take the risk and now its a toilet worm
     
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    hey ! ive had one of those swim around my tank before....quick little turds i must say. confused the heck out of me when i saw it....had the hopes that it couldve been an anthias on roids:blush::peroni:
     
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    nnnoooooo!!!!
     
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    I might have spotted you'r ID while searching for another Member......could it be this...?



    Photos of polychate epitoke swarms



     
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    Didn't see this before. It is indeed a polychaete epitoke.
     
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