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MarkSlater

Wondering if these worms are bad or not. There are a good amount of them on the glass around the tank. I have included video links at the bottom. The biggest ones are about 2mm and the smallest ones are 0.5mm or under.

 

So within the past month or so, my parents' fish tank went from 5 fish to 0, and these worms have appeared. Wondering if they are parasites, and/or how to deal with them. In our tank we currently have two coral banded shrimp and two hermit crabs, as all the fish have died.

 

Let me know if more information is needed. I will respond quickly.

 

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lakshwadeep
On 4/4/2019 at 12:04 PM, MarkSlater said:

Wondering if these worms are bad or not. There are a good amount of them on the glass around the tank. I have included video links at the bottom. The biggest ones are about 2mm and the smallest ones are 0.5mm or under.

 

So within the past month or so, my parents' fish tank went from 5 fish to 0, and these worms have appeared. Wondering if they are parasites, and/or how to deal with them. In our tank we currently have two coral banded shrimp and two hermit crabs, as all the fish have died.

 

Let me know if more information is needed. I will respond quickly.

 

 

It looks like a spionid worm, which are harmless. What fish were in the tank, and how big was the tank? It's highly unusual five separate fish would die so quickly. Usually, the reason is some type of disease or something else. 

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Titaniumbird
On 2/7/2019 at 7:24 PM, mcarroll said:

If you look closely at most Euphyllia their polyps aren't univerally of one type.    IMO you can pick what you call this one.  🙂

It’s grown a bit and it’s moving in the current, any more guesses? hah also, extreme close up, it’s the size of the tip of my thumb.

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Titaniumbird
On 2/5/2019 at 6:47 PM, CoralStorm said:

looks like a type of coral or anemone maybe a majano which if so get rid of it

 

On 2/7/2019 at 7:24 PM, mcarroll said:

If you look closely at most Euphyllia their polyps aren't univerally of one type.    IMO you can pick what you call this one.  🙂

 

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GTi

Hi. I just received an order from LiveAquaria and have acclimated and transferred it to my QT. The order included some Codium and something hitchhiked in, most likely on the macro.

 

It's a little under 1/2" long, purple in color (lights are off for a bit longer so it's hard to tell). It is segmented, like a work and can move along a surface like an inch worm but can also swim in open water quite well. There are 2 appendages (look like antennae but probably aren't) on its 'head' and 2 arm like structures further along the body. At the tail end, there are multiple structures that splay out and hold on to a surface.

 

In the attached photo it is 'head' down.

 

When it is in the current it looks like one of these tall inflatable bendy guys they use to advertise at car dealerships.

 

I'm hoping it's safe for the tank. I'm also hoping the puffer doesn't eat it (unless it's bad) because he seems to be taking a bite out of everything else in the QT right now...

 

Thanks!

 

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Pantera61

I looked but didnt see anyone else with this.  It was on some live rock from my LPS.  While on the rock it looks like a satellite dish on a stalk.  Then when released they swim all over the tank like little jellyfish.  One landed on my hitchhiker stony polyps and they devoured it.  This is the little guy and these are the polyps that ate him.  And ideas on either?

 

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