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loveguppies 02-24-2013 11:29 AM

Any idea what this is?
 
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I saw this thing crawling across the glass last night, I think it must have come in on some algae I got yesterday as I hadnt seen it before. Not exactly sure what it is, was thinking some kind of feather duster but I'm not certain, any help ID'ing this critter would be appreciated and sorry for the bad picture!

RSully 02-24-2013 01:34 PM

Crawling across the glass? Maybe some type of anenome? Need a better pic to be sure. I don't think feather dusters can crawl on the glass.

loveguppies 02-24-2013 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by RSully (Post 1443181)
Crawling across the glass? Maybe some type of anenome? Need a better pic to be sure. I don't think feather dusters can crawl on the glass.

Yeah it was crawling with those whitish tentacle things and the rest of its body just floating along. I got several but I think they're all pretty bad, I'll have a look again and try and post a better one if I have it. I havent seen the thing out and about since last night. Thank you for your reply :)

* Just had a look at the pictures and the one I posted is the best I was able to get, maybe it'll come out again tonight and I can try for another. Has an earthworm looking body with the feathery looking crown that it suctioned and walked along the glass with.

OSagent23 02-24-2013 02:19 PM

Can you describe how big this creature is? The picture is rather dark and hard to see. If its white and very tiny it could be a nematode. If that's the case they are absolutely harmless.
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loveguppies 02-24-2013 03:13 PM

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Can you describe how big this creature is? The picture is rather dark and hard to see. If its white and very tiny it could be a nematode. If that's the case they are absolutely harmless.
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Sure, its was a brownish color in the body and the feathery appendage at the end was a white color, its body was 3 to 4 inches long and smooth from what I could see, there werent any spikey things coming off of it, very much earth worm looking.

OSagent23 02-24-2013 04:05 PM

Ok that sounds like some kind of anemone.
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loveguppies 02-24-2013 04:47 PM

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Ok that sounds like some kind of anemone.
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Okay thx for your reply, now I just need to figure out what kind if it is indeed an anemone. I hadnt planned on keeping any of those, from all I've been told they can be somewhat difficult.

OSagent23 02-24-2013 06:45 PM

An anemone is not difficult to keep. It's rather a hard species. The only thing that makes them difficult is the fact that no matter where you place them in an aquarium if the anemone doesn't like that spot it will move on its own to find the so called perfect spot for itself.

It's funny watching my nephew lose his mind cause his anemone never sits still and he's a perfectionist.
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loveguppies 02-24-2013 11:01 PM

Got some more pictures
 
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Originally Posted by loveguppies (Post 1443083)
I saw this thing crawling across the glass last night, I think it must have come in on some algae I got yesterday as I hadnt seen it before. Not exactly sure what it is, was thinking some kind of feather duster but I'm not certain, any help ID'ing this critter would be appreciated and sorry for the bad picture!

I was able to get a couple more pictures of it tonight or maybe its another one, not sure. These are much clearer but I'm still unsure of what it is exactly.

loveguppies 02-24-2013 11:06 PM

the other pic...
 
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I was able to get a couple more pictures of it tonight or maybe its another one, not sure. These are much clearer but I'm still unsure of what it is exactly.

The other picture, I couldn't get it loaded with the other one.


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