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I've had this one snail for years, yeah...just one He's been in the tank since the beginning, wouldn't this have shown up sooner? The crabs have been in there for a long time too, at least a year.May have hitchhiked on a shell. I've seen snails with them on their shell.
So just net that sucker out and flush it?It's definitely a vermetid worm. I have a mean fish that knocks them off the rocks occasionally and they end up in the sand. I'd pull it out.
They multiply like crazy.
I honestly don't know much about their life cycle. I'll see if I can find some journal articles in the morning. I had one in my tank and never even noticed it until someone who knew what it was pointed it out. They're so small and I've never seen one moving. I would guess their juvenile phase is short, but I may be wrong. I would also guess that they probably do most moving during the night.I've had this one snail for years, yeah...just one He's been in the tank since the beginning, wouldn't this have shown up sooner? The crabs have been in there for a long time too, at least a year.
I'm adding more snails soon, I quarantine them I'm not even sure that matters. lol Can you freshwater dip a new snail and drop it in the DT?
the only really new thing I've been adding is frozen plankton, but I doubt that brought a living thing into my tank.
I'm not quick to kill the diverse life in my tank, BUT when I tore down my 5 year old reef to set up my new tank, the cryptic zones of my rock had winding, swirling networks of these guys. It was disgusting. So I'm trying to keep them out of the new tank.So just net that sucker out and flush it?
I still don't know where it could have come from....I was hoping my conch had a baby, hahaha
May be something else... I still think veremetid too. The shell on the back end is pretty similar to their primary shell.Please correct me if I’m wrong but I still don’t think that’s a vermetid.
They actually do move. But in the juvenile phase. They’re super small. I can’t find a picture of their juvenile phase though. It’s apparently not as well documented as their adult phase.Well, don't I feel stupid. I hadn't watched the video, just looked at the first pic. It's not a tube, it's a worm. Please disregard all of my previous comments. Haha.