Small white active worm

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Hello everyone!
I turned off my tank lights and a few minutes later, I saw this guy. It was swimming around quite frantically and would sometimes stick the glass and instantly be more calm, even when I shone my light on it and came up close. Please can you help me identify this little critter. I have attached some pics from the video for more clarity.

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Hello everyone!
I turned off my tank lights and a few minutes later, I saw this guy. It was swimming around quite frantically and would sometimes stick the glass and instantly be more calm, even when I shone my light on it and came up close. Please can you help me identify this little critter. I have attached some pics from the video for more clarity.

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The video didn’t upload for some reason. Here it is:
 
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Pretty sure it's a Dorvilleidae worm. Not bad, just freaky. I wouldn't worry about it unless you see a population of them growing (in which case, the tank might be overfed).
Thanks for the ID! That’s a relief. I was surprised at how large and active it was. This is the only one I’ve seen so far. I’ll keep an eye out and watch the amount of food I put in the tank anyway
 

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