weird creature

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  1. LCornelius

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    Hi guys,

    I can't take a pic of this, it is just to small and I don't have a SLR camera.
    I will best try and describe it.

    It looks like a hard white round tube build from sand (about 5mm).
    It has thin arms like fishing line that it can retract or extend (between 3cm and 10cm).

    It is almost like fly fishing. It extend the line out and let it drift in the current then retract it slowly.

    Hope someone can point me in the right direction.

    Thanks
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    LCornelius Thread Starter Moderator

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    Holy crap!!!!

    Looks like the tentacles is sticky and trap things too it!
    I then saw it shoot out a tongue like thing towards something on the bottom.

    This creature is underneath a piece of LR.
     
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    A Beautiful place!
    Sounds like a spagetti worm, google "spagetti worm" and see if the pics match ;)
     
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    10 points to Tobes!!!!!
    Thank you for the answer!

    Next question, is this a good or a bad thing?
    Is it dangerous to humans or fish?
     
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    I don't think it is dangerous, what does google say? Go into one of the sites and just make sure if safe for all your tank inmates.
     
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    O ja, feel free to hit the thanks button under my name :whistling:
     
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    Jip, looks ok for now. Will need to do some more digging on the net.
    My ADSL is just sluggish at the moment!
     
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    Done chief!
     
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    Besides there disgusting and scary appearence they are beneficial. They eat detritus.
     
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    Great thanks! I saw things stuck to their long legs.
    I even saw him spit sand up in the air a few times.
    Probably from sand he gets in :)
     
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    They are good for your tank. Eats detritus.
     
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