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    Senior Member LadyP's Avatar
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    ID please ...

    Hi guys/gals

    I spot that thing with the flashlight...soon as I approach the light it goes back in the hole realllllly fast...it's about 3 to 4 cm long!!!...i don't really have time to see exactly what it is....

    pictures are from the top (stop the head and fan to take pictures best i could...)

    ID will be really appreciate.

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    Best zoom i can get...

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    better picture...i think

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    Could it be a shrimp? The head looks like it, but it's hard for me to see if it has any other shrimp like parts...
    There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

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    Senior Member LadyP's Avatar
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    Please...if you know what it is...

    Here's a new picture.

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    Lady P,

    Try asking here. Ask Dr. Ron on Reef Central.

    I asked a friend who really knows his stuff and he wasn't sure what it was. You should be able to get an answer there.
    James...

    "Knowing is half the battle!" ~ G.I. JOE

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    I'm pretty sure it is a species of bristleworm. Barry has a big one -like a foot long- in his tank. He feeds it spirulina tabs. The brown shiny part is the head right? And there are lots of feathery legs if I am seeing it right. THe head indicates that it is likely a predatory bristleworm with large jaws. If you can trap it , it is likely a good idea. BUT- I have a tank full of a different type of bad worm and really, if you can't catch it I wouldn't worry about it too much. It will scavenge most likely. I'll get Barry to take a look. If you can take out the rock and soak it in FW, or run FW into the hole it lives in, that will take care of it.
    Gail in Nova Scotia

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    Hmmm- looking at it again- is it flat and wide, or long like a worm. It may be an isopod. Again though, check out the head. If you see big pincers, it is a predator most likely. If you don't see any big mouthparts, it is probably OK. And ask Dr. Ron for sure. I actually caught one of my EVIL WORMS and mailed it to him for id.
    Gail in Nova Scotia

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    Thanks MomRules I will ask Dr Ron

    It is hard to say if it's long or flat since it is hidding most the time and the place is hard to reach even for a clear view...

    It is same color as the rock...perfect "mimetism"

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