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A worm? Info.? Pic?
We have a worm in our tank its black and white looks like a picture I
found on the internet that directed me to your website we are curious if
he is dangerous.. he was a tag along from our live rock.. thanks very
<Umm, not on this scant info. Read here:
and the linked files above... mainly ID FAQs. Bob Fenner>
This is the worm 11/5/13
<....? Did you copy this pic from WWM? See Errantiate Polychaetes. BobF>
Weird Marine Worm? Black & White - NOT a Peanut Worm.
Hiya,I have been setting up my first marine tank, a TMC Aquahabitats 30
over the past few weeks gradually adding live rubble and sand then live
rock and phytoplankton. Recently added more live rock plus one xenia and
one ricordea.This morning I found this thing crawling out of a hole in the
new live rock, it's quite a cool little dude and I tried to find out what
it was and have ended up with either a bristle worm or a eunicid worm.
Can you give a definite ID and let me know if it's good or bad?
P.S. I've seen about an inch or so so far but there may be more of it
inside the rock
<Ah yes; please read here:
|Re: Weird Marine Worm? Black & White - NOT a
So what do you think it is as I doesn't look like an Echiuran of any form
:/ It's not squidgy looking like them and has 3-5 "antennae" in front of
it's head... It looks like a black and white Eunicid worm basically. It's
"antennae" are striped back and white but it's body is pure black with some
blue-ish tones included. It has little "spikes" on it's side that are
tipped with white. I don't know if you got the picture I included but I'll
include it again just in case along with a close up labeled version of it.
I can't get any more pictures as it won't come out properly now.
<Ahh, I do apologize. Yes; I "jumped to a conclusion" only looking askance
at the first image. This does indeed look to be a Eunicid (errant ate
polychaetes) worm. There are some images of ones with the distinctive
black/white stripes on the antennae. Am out visiting, giving talks in CT,
and my laptop screen is small, and my vision... more bunk than I wish. Bob
Re: Weird Marine Worm? Black & White - NOT a Peanut Worm.
That's bad news for my tank then :(
<Easy enough to bait, trap out. BobF>
Re: Weird Marine Worm? Black & White - NOT a Peanut Worm.
I got him out.
He's approximately 6-8 inches long altogether!
I'm giving him to my local as they have a tank they want to put him in
because he's black and white.
Thanks for your help.
<Thank you for sharing. BobF>
Question about Saltwater Hitchhikers
Hi, I wanted to see if you could help identify a mass of saltwater
hitchhikers which I believe came along a Frogspawn Coral frag
my girlfriend and I recently purchased. I drip acclimated the frag
and then added the correct dosage of ReVive Coral Cleaner
(recommended by my LFS)
<High mark-up item>
for the last 15 minutes of the acclimation...Well since we added the frag
I had found a couple very small Polyclad Flatworms (which we've been
sucking out with a syringe when we see) and I'm seeing a ton of
these tiny little specs all over the glass near the substrate...Not
really what I was wanting to deal with after purchasing our first frag.
<A good idea to have an intermediate system... for
I've been researching all over the internet and the best answer I can
assume is that I have an outbreak of Planaria going on in my tank.
There are literally hundreds if not thousands of these things all over
the sand, and glass...
I've attached a couple images with hopes of figuring out what these are
so I can decide whether or not I need to do anything about them...For
size comparison there is a picture with the little worms all over a
shell...That shell is the size of a small pea. In the other
picture you can compare the size of the worms to the size of the sand
grains. These things are tiny, but I fear they'll grow into
something much larger and more difficult to deal with at this point.
<Too small and poorly resolved to make out, but these are likely some
sort of worm... Can't say/tell whether problematical, but not likely.
|Re: Question about Saltwater Hitchhikers... Coral
quarantine/dips/baths... Using WWM
Thank you very much for the quick response. My girlfriend and I will
be definitely investing in a quarantine system for corals
<Actually; all incoming livestock; mainly to "give it a rest". See WWM re>>
before we add anything else to our display tank. I prefer to enjoy
our saltwater aquarium versus having to research and battle hitchhikers and
Do you have any sorts of recommendations on Coral Dips?
<Yes; posted... >
Coral RX? Cleaner dips every few days while the coral sits in
<... yes; commercial and hobbyist; usually just once, on arrival, diminished
(just a thousandth) spg, overdosing of iodide/ate, a simple sugar...>
Any other methods like RO/DI water dip for X amount of time?
<... all gone over on WWM>
What is your recommendation on the amount of time to have corals sit in a QT
before adding them to the display tank? 2-4 Weeks?
<Yes; this is plenty of time>
I used our Mag Float / Easy Blade last night to scrape a bunch of these
things off the glass, turned up the Protein Skimmer to skim a bit, and we
have Carbon / GFO running. We're also going to cut back on the amount
we feed our livestock. I'll just keep an eye on them and see whether
or not they go away on their own. If they continue to grow larger at
least it'd help identify them...All I can tell is that they're very tiny
<Do you have a microscope? There are really spiffy, inexpensive ones
nowayears w/ USB hook ups... that can take nice pix>
Thanks again for your help!!