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More strange thing's in my tank! HELP!

Discussion in 'Inverts' started by Oliverar, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Oliverar

    Oliverar Junior Poster

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    I have just spotted some more odd tank life! It looks a bit like a really thin, elongated blood worm, although it is white. I saw it moving on the glass like a leech, it grabbed onto the glass then pulled the rest of its body along. Then it jumped off the glass and spiralled down onto the ground where it hid in the plant's, I couldn't get a picture of it, and I can only see 1, what is this?
     
  2. ibanezfrelon

    ibanezfrelon Guru Class Expert

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    mosquito larve?

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  3. Oliverar

    Oliverar Junior Poster

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    No, they are much thinner, and as I say, they grip onto the glass with their head and then drag their body after it!
     
  4. shoggoth43

    shoggoth43 Lifetime Charter Member
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    Could be a leech. Likely is. Did one end have a sucker like appendage or did it somehow grab onto the glass another way?

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  5. Gerryd

    Gerryd Plant Guru Team
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    how about planaria?
     
  6. ibanezfrelon

    ibanezfrelon Guru Class Expert

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    Can we see that worm? Can you shoot it? (take a pitcure?)
     
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    If it's a planaria, slice it down the center of the head, about halfway down the length of it's body, and you get a planaria with two heads.
    [video=youtube;mlPzex-q4TE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlPzex-q4TE[/video]
     
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