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Can anyone tell me what in the world this is??
At first I thought dead snail and the water flow is moving it... now I’m not so sure!
Seriously, what?
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Some sort of worm. No idea what kind. Usually these guys are good. Perhaps #reefsquad knows?
 
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Where does something like this come from?
Things can hitchhike in on live rock, corals, and countless other ways. Diversity is a good thing in a tank. Keep in mind, most things start out really small. So small you can’t see them or you miss them. Peak in your tank at night. Using a red light is key because most things can’t see red. You may see all kinds of things. Especially as your tank progresses.
 
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Things can hitchhike in on live rock, corals, and countless other ways. Diversity is a good thing in a tank. Keep in mind, most things start out really small. So small you can’t see them or you miss them. Peak in your tank at night. Using a red light is key because most things can’t see red. You may see all kinds of things. Especially as your tank progresses.
I started this new tank up almost 2 yrs ago, with dry rock. The only thing I moved over were the fish, 2 clowns who have lived here forever. Last year I added some hermits, 8 months ago I added a Goby...all had been in QT. Then the 2 Tang about a months ago, they're the ones that were in my QT for 8 months.

This thing is tiny, like an inch worm, maybe a little wider.
 

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googled those, maybe? I can't tell. How would this show up in my tank? I have no coral and I haven't added anything new except 2 fish who lived in my QT for 8 months...long story, different forum. :)
I can't find any pictures of their life cycle. The link below shows what their shell looks like before they become sessile. I think most tanks have them - my tank has them anyways. I think they really only irritate corals. Otherwise, they're filter feeders and will help keep the water column clean. They can hitchhike on many different things.

 

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I started this new tank up almost 2 yrs ago, with dry rock. The only thing I moved over were the fish, 2 clowns who have lived here forever. Last year I added some hermits, 8 months ago I added a Goby...all had been in QT. Then the 2 Tang about a months ago, they're the ones that were in my QT for 8 months.

This thing is tiny, like an inch worm, maybe a little wider.
May have hitchhiked on a shell. I've seen snails with them on their shell.
 

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Definitely not vermetid. They don’t move like that. She said that b4 you posted the video.
The juvenile phase moves. They don't become sessile until they reach the adult phase.
 
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OH and funny coincidence...last year my daughter made this....she called it "earthworm Barbie", so tonight, I'm browsing pictures on my computer and I come across this picture! I told her this is what is now living in my tank! hahaha

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OH and funny coincidence...last year my daughter made this....she called it "earthworm Barbie", so tonight, I'm browsing pictures on my computer and I come across this picture! I told her this is what is now living in my tank! hahaha

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I am dying hahahahahaha
 
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