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    ID Please?

    Hey folks,

    I noticed some small red worms on the front of the glass in my tank and am wondering if anyone knows what it might be. They're not bristleworms, they are about 1" long (max) and have stringy thread like things at the back end. Looks like they come out of the sand as I can see red threads coming up from the sand as well.
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    Dang, I wish I could remember what thread it was on Reefcentral. There was a picture of something similar and it was deemed to be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YukonChick View Post
    Hey folks,

    I noticed some small red worms on the front of the glass in my tank and am wondering if anyone knows what it might be. They're not bristleworms, they are about 1" long (max) and have stringy thread like things at the back end. Looks like they come out of the sand as I can see red threads coming up from the sand as well.
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    I think I have the same type of manimal but its yellow with black stripes... I talked to Patrick from Ottawa Inverts about it and they seem to be good. They actually do a great job at keeping the sandbed clean.

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    do they swim or stay on the bottom??

    sounds like a type of polychaete worms but very tough to say without a pic.
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    They stick to the sand/glass and have not seen them free swimming.I did get a pic but it was a crappy one and couldn't really see anything other than a red line..
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    possibly pasta worms

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    The back end totally looks like spaghetti worm 'feelers' except slightly pink when extended.
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