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Old 09-13-2010, 08:58 PM   #1
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Black and white worm?


I found a black worm with thin white stripes on my live rock, does anyone know what this is? I can't really post a pic, because he appears at night randomly, but when and if i can, i will. So far, he hasn't done any noticeable damage yet, if any, but i want to know what it is before he starts doing damage, if he can.

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Old 09-13-2010, 08:59 PM   #2
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It's probably the arm of a brittle star.

It's not the best pic but here is one that's living under my rock work.

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Old 09-15-2010, 04:51 PM   #3
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that looks sort of like it, but it lives in a tiny little hole. and there's only one "arm" if it's a starfish
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:54 PM   #4
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also, it sort of "sucks" itself in or whatever when i turn on the lights in the room
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:39 PM   #5
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If you have never seen it away from the hole, and by that I mean if you have not seen both ends of the animal, then it is a starfish. I have a few mini serpents and sometimes all I see is the tip of one arm sticking out. Actually, I've only seen the body of one of them once.
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:21 PM   #6
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It looks like a serpent sea star. They come in that black and white pattern, and a solid red color. I have a red one... Can you see a tiny body attached to the legs??
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:33 PM   #7
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I have also seen peanut worms that are black and white.
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:58 PM   #8
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no, all i see is the thing partially coming out of a tiny hole, a little bigger than a needle. i have no idea what the rest of looks like, since it's inside that tiny hole. but i see a long strand of poop coming from the hole every morning, and sometimes i see a really long piece that looks like it could be a molting of it or something. i completely have no idea.
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:04 PM   #9
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what is a peanut worm? because i think i see a trunk thingy on it or something. and it retracts itself into the hole everytime i turn on the lights. i'll have to take another look at it tonight. are they beneficial and reef-safe?
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:07 AM   #10
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Peanut worms are good... like little vacuum cleaners... google it..
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:13 AM   #11
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Try red light at night and should be able to see it.
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