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Cymaster007
11/14/2009, 01:32 PM
Not sure what this little guy is, pretty interesting and nothing like ive seen before....
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h139/Cymaster007/IMG_05351.jpg
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h139/Cymaster007/IMG_05291.jpg

romsoccer12
11/14/2009, 01:55 PM
spaghetti worm , good guy,

LeslieH
11/14/2009, 02:13 PM
That's a small terebellid polychaete which is unusual because they rarely travel up glass like that. Normally they're found in the bottom, safely hidden in a tube & using their tentacles to collect detritus for food.

Cymaster007
11/14/2009, 02:24 PM
Cool thanks, Ive never seen one out on the glass, so I wasnt sure if it was the same. Usually I see only about 2 tentacles coming out of a tube.

LeslieH
11/15/2009, 03:09 AM
If you only see 2 tentacles coming out then it's not a terebellid. The common polychaete families in tanks that have 2 tentacles are spionids & chaetopterids. both are also deposit feeders.

jollyballs
11/17/2009, 05:23 PM
cool