Weird "Thingy"

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by Lowflyer, 15 Jun 2009.

  1. Lowflyer

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    Hey guys

    I have found this weird invertebrate thingy in between my colony of star polyps. It lives in a whole that is made by the thing itself which is the colour of a butterfly cacoon (brown). The reason I am posting is because I've never seen anything like it. It sticks two little feelers out the hole, and at feeding time it sends out a kind of mucous which catches food and then it brings the mucous back and appears to be eating the food caught in the mucous. What could it be?

    Thanks
    Luke
     
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  3. jacquesb

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    PICTURES - PLEASE, Luke? You should KNOW by now - we NEED PICTURES! ;) Please?
     
  4. Lowflyer

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    As requested Jacques, it's in the centre of the photo:

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    Lol weido hahaha what is it
     
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    Got them too in my tank, have no idea what it is though...some type of worm maybe?
     
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    That's a VERMETID SNAIL, Luke..... Google "Vermetid (sp?)"...........
     
  8. Junz

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    Looks like a peanut worm, very good filter feeders from what iv read.
     
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    Got loads of them in my tank.They spread quite quickly and makes ``webs`` in the water to catch food.
     
  10. Lowflyer

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    Thanks guys, jacques your google search is identical. Thanks guys
     
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    Also got loads of them they are good guys.
     
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    wierd!!!!!!!
     
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