worm ID needed

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  1. Kharnyge

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    So im staring at my tank and suddenly I see this worm pop out of my LR..........I tried to google few images and think its either a Peanut worm or a Bobbit worm........
    can anyone give me a confirmation........??

    Heres the ugly sucker.....lol
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    Going to need a better picture to id it
     
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    I must be getting old...:p...where is the worm in the picture...:blush::lol:..I do see something by that U-shape..so I assume it's that...:blush:
    Could be the tip of a Peanut Worm...they are farely common Hitchhikers and are Reef Safe..
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/index.html?curid=43136
    Marine Worms

    Any chance of a better picture...:) That colouring doesn't make me think of a Peanut Worm...would prefer some more pic's to help ID worm properly...:p
     
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    its a bitch to capture on camera....its small....its fast and very crafty.....lol
     
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    maybe this will help.....lol

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    Not a clue.
    But if it is a Bobbit Worm, then best you get rid of it.
    This worm cut off more than just your bits.......
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    Where did you get this rock from, Indo Pacific?
     
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    I bought the rock with alot of mushrooms in various colours on it at a local LFS.
    so far ive found aptasia,a Xanthid crab,a bristle starfish and this worm on it.Exactly how can I attempt to remove the worm?Hes very small but hopefully hell stay in that hole so ill know where to find him.
     
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    Sounds like those guys had a nice special going.
    Buy the rock get loads of extras.....
    Don't know what worm that is but looks nasty if that is the business end of the worm in the photo.
    If you got a Xanthid crab on the rock, then it is most likely from the Singapore region of the world, same place where the Bobbit worm comes from.

    Xanthid crabs are suppose to be vegetarian but wouldn't trust them.... found three of them in my old tank before I sold it whilst clearing out the rocks. They where about 5cm across and to be honest, I was wondering where most of my corals went.....so I blame them and they went for a walk in the garden.

    Bobbit worms generally hide in the substrate waiting for fish, crabs and other things to swim by before they pounce on them and eat them. Even read on the web of a Bobbit Worm eating some guys bubble tip anemone.... and believe these guys get to 3m long if they have enough food.

    Rather take the rock out, cut the mushrooms off and glue them to one of the other rocks you already have in your tank and place this rock in your sump.

    Very scary video on these worms, if that is what it is...
    Bobbit Worm Eunice aphroditois - Liquidguru's Underwater Video Site
     
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