Any ideas what this microscope leech looking thing is

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I got a new microscope that can take pics. Claims to go up to 1000x but doesn’t focus when it zooms in that much so these pics are about 100-200x. The small things around them are Dinos for size reference (I got Dinos with 25ppm nitrates and 0.1ppm phosphates:rolleyes:). But I saw these little things flying around. Almost looks like they’re eating the Dinos but I need more videos to be able to prove that. Any ideas what they are?

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Looks like detritus worms. Hard to confirm under microscope. If so, some water changes needed
Do they look similar to freshwater detritus worms? Because I've had them in freshwater tanks and they're easily visible. These are microscopic and can't tell them apart from the clump of Dinos with naked eye.
+1 could be a spahgetti worm with out the feeders out.
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I do have some spaghetti worms but I didn't know they were this tiny, they're tentacles are 8+ inches in my tank. This thing in question is less then a mm long no doubt

Should be noted that they swim quite fast too. They were zooming around. Straight and in circles.
 

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Do they look similar to freshwater detritus worms? Because I've had them in freshwater tanks and they're easily visible. These are microscopic and can't tell them apart from the clump of Dinos with naked eye.

I do have some spaghetti worms but I didn't know they were this tiny, they're tentacles are 8+ inches in my tank. This thing in question is less then a mm long no doubt

Should be noted that they swim quite fast too. They were zooming around. Straight and in circles.
Not similar to freshwater and do move quickly on glass and sandbed
 
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