Weird green worm thing???

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  1. Nova

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    I found this fella living in my rock comes out quite far at night and seems to have the hairs only on the front and not the rest of the body....

    What is it??

    The aptasia in the pic has its days numbered....

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  3. viper357

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    I'm taking a wild guess at possibly a bobbit or Eunice worm.
     
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    Dont know what it is , but ive seen it before.
    It was in my Goniapore labata, i tried to get it out a few times , but the hairs just broke off.
    Eventuly the goniapora died, i choped it in half to see the creature, and it was that worm in a thick hollow tube it lived inside the coral.
    I always check my corals for theses hairs now.

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    I have had that too ... dont know what it is but there were 3 living in my Favia for more than 2 years ..

    Dont know if they are dangerous though ...
     
  6. Nova

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    Hope its not one of these it doesn't look the same, insert from wkipedia

    "This organism buries its long body into an ocean bed composed of gravel, mud or corals, where it waits patiently for outside stimulus to reach one of its five antennae.
    Armed with sharp teeth, it is known to attack with such speeds that its prey is sometimes sliced in half. Although the worm hunts for food, it is omnivorous. ":shocked:

    They seem to move around

    The one in the pic stays at the same plase
    When i add plankton small pieces get stuck in the hairs the it picks it off with the two tentacles

    Will keep looking for pics and info
     
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    It looks a lot like a feather duster....which is good to have.
     
  8. Nova

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    I dont think it is a feather duster. the hairs dont retract only the green worm thing in the middle

    Spent hours on the web and can't find anything that looks close:banghead:
     
  9. viper357

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    Try Vermetid worm
     
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