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Question Different worms in my rock... ?
02-07-2006, 01:18 AM
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Well I decided to take my flashlight to my tank tonight (as I have many othr times). But this time I noticed a two different "worm like" creatures in my rock.

The first was long, and extremely thin. It was stretched out across my rock about 4-5" in length and maybe a 16th in diameter, probably thinner. I noticed a few of these. It was beige in color.

The second "worm like" creature I noticed, was only out of the rock about 1". However this one caught my eye because it looked like it had white and black bands around it.

Both types were ancored into the rock and when the light hit them, they retracted back into there little holes. the second one we really fast the first type seemed to takes its time.

Can anyone give me an idea of what they are?

Or is this useless without pictures?

Thank you

Rich
 
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02-07-2006, 01:23 AM
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bristleworm
 
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02-07-2006, 01:26 AM
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OR Sipunculan or peanut worm
 
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02-07-2006, 01:27 AM
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http://www.reefs.org/hhfaq/pages/mai.../faq_rock3.htm
you will find lots of your answer here ,
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02-07-2006, 01:31 AM
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I went and got a picture of one of the slower ones... the beige ones...



Thanks Deep. I will check those links now.

Rich

after a quick look, the fast one looked like the Sipunculan or peanut worm.

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02-07-2006, 01:34 AM
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Put a red filter on the flashlight. The nocturnal guys cant see that. In the depths of the oceans where light does not penetrate red is the ideal color.
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02-07-2006, 01:34 AM
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do the other ones look like this?
They might be zoas irritaters worms.
I got the pic from my old tank but they were never around the zoas so don't know for sure if they would irritate them or not.
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02-07-2006, 01:37 AM
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Froggie, those look almost clear. the worms I have (pictured above) are beige in color. The worms which have the white/black bands was thicker and the bands were almost the same thickness.

The worm in the above pictire is coming from the left, going right. It almost appears like it is searching for food.

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Anyone has a link to most worm pics?
02-07-2006, 08:54 AM
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The ones I have in my sand bed are none of the above and did not show up in the link of Deep.

Anyone knows of a link which has a pictorial discriptions of a lot of worms?

Same goes for corals.

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