Weird tentacle things

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  1. Toolboysa

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    Hi Guys

    So Ive 3 of these in my sand and 1 on my live rock. Anyone know what they are? And are they harmful

    The tentacles spread around and grab anything that it catches and brings it to centre where I assume its mouth is.

    Thanks in advance

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    Spagetti worms - You can google it and see the different species
     
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    Thanks Tobes

    Yip seems to be them. Sounds like they are harmless so Ill let them be, but will just keep an eye on thier numbers. Dont want them taking over
     
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    they are beneficial detritivores :) Also called medusa worms.
     
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    I have a few in my refuge, it was given to me. Apparently they bring stuff together and create bits of rock. Pretty cool
     
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    I also got a bunch of them. They use tentacles to pull sand, algae and pieces of food towards them.
     
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    I've also seen mine actually shit. They've got quite a long little pipe thingy that comes out. very weird
     
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    How does one get a hold of a spaghetti worm or two? i have none but abundance of bristle worms
     
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    the ones I got came on the liverock I have.

    Got some very 'ALIVE' rock from The Serious Reefer. a single small rock had like three of those spaghetti worms on, same amount of brittle starfish, some very cool piece of yellow sponge etc.
     
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