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Today I discovered something from the gates of hell. I was moving some decor around in my 30 gallon tank, which houses a pair of clowns, a pair of seahorses, and a pair of crabs. I noticed some tiny things swimming around after I moved the decor. I was hoping they would've been a baby seahorses... but instead I got the misfortune of whatever this is. This one was the only one that was big enough for me to catch. At first I though it was possibly a shrimp or something that hitch hiked it's way in. Now I'm thinking it might be a worm of some sort. It's all curled up in the images I've attached cause I think I injured it while I was ~fishing~ it out. It's definitely not a baby crab. It has an elongated figure. Could this be a bristleworm? 

 

I apologize for the low quality photos, this thing is seriously tiny and it was hard to get a good shot of it. 

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1 minute ago, veiledfox said:

Today I discovered something from the gates of hell. I was moving some decor around in my 30 gallon tank, which houses a pair of clowns, a pair of seahorses, and a pair of crabs. I noticed some tiny things swimming around after I moved the decor. I was hoping they would've been a baby seahorses... but instead I got the misfortune of whatever this is. This one was the only one that was big enough for me to catch. At first I though it was possibly a shrimp or something that hitch hiked it's way in. Now I'm thinking it might be a worm of some sort. It's all curled up in the images I've attached cause I think I injured it while I was ~fishing~ it out. It's definitely not a baby crab. It has an elongated figure. Could this be a bristleworm? 

 

I apologize for the low quality photos, this thing is seriously tiny and it was hard to get a good shot of it. 

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Amphipod. Good guy. 

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veiledfox
6 minutes ago, WV Reefer said:

Amphipod. Good guy. 

Disgusting. Thank you!

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LazyFish

Harmless and I find them amusing the way they move is intresting. I  like watching them sometimes.

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26 minutes ago, LazyFish said:

Harmless and I find them amusing the way they move is intresting. I  like watching them sometimes.

I agree……They are hilarious little weirdos. 

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2 hours ago, veiledfox said:

Disgusting. Thank you!

Agreed,

 

I found one randomly on my front glass panel this week too.  Creepy looking, but I figured they had some kindof useful purpose in the reef. 

 

Mine was a bit leaner / and leggy - about an inch long in total

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Xj reefing

My wrasse ate all of mine

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