What is this???

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  1. Rockthis11

    Rockthis11 Wonderpus Registered

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    I think it is some kind of worm. It is very fast, the moment i turn the lights off i it retreats back to a rock. However, it is not attached to the rocks, because i have spotted it all over the tank. Im not sure if this thing i bad or what?

    thanks guys
     
  2. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Freaky!
     
  3. joel_ang

    joel_ang Architeuthis Registered

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    Well im not sure what it is but I have seen something like this poking out of my live rock at night. I too would like to know, anyone have a clue?
     
  4. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Are they harmful?
     
  6. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Nope, just a scavanger a bit like a bristleworm and i never seen baby peanut worms ever.. so they dont reproduce like bristleworms
     
  7. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    ....could you take it out of the tank and photograph it in a separate dish; I'm having a terrible time seeing anything (or maybe it's because I had an enjoyable evening, meal and drink).

    Without a better res pic I can't tell you whether it's a peanut worm (Sipunculida), sabellid polychaete worm, priapulid worm, nemertean worm, or some other 'variety' of worm (of which there are many). If it is any of the aforementioned 'worm' types then it poses no threat to your octopus.
    Cheers
    Steve
     
  8. Rockthis11

    Rockthis11 Wonderpus Registered

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    yeah, next time it comes out from hiding il take it out
     
  9. rrtanton

    rrtanton Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    If you can catch it! :wink: I dunno either, but I suspect Sipunculan as well. I got to play with a few in College, and it seems to resemble that. But, then again, there's lots of worms I DIDN'T get to play with, too...sigh. I never even got bit by glycera, like my prof did. I'm so deprived.

    rusty
     
  10. Fujisawas Sake

    Fujisawas Sake Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    I'm goin' with a Sipunculan on this one...

    Kanpai!

    John
     

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