Weird "TubeWorm" On Saggitaria?

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  1. KrisHumphreys1991

    KrisHumphreys1991 Member

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    Check this out.

    Anyone got any ideas? Its on the underside of a saggitaria subulata leaf, moves a lot, hasnt spread to anywhere else in the tank and is cream white in colour.
    It's been there for about a week and is starting to get to me.
    Apologies for the badly edited photo.

    Look for it in the very centre of the picture.

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  2. Alastair

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    Re: Weird "TubeWorm" On Saggitaria?

    It's hydra mate, need to get rid or your shrimps wont flourish
    They release a toxin into shrimp and paralyse them and can easily gobble them.
    You'll find that that won't be the only one. Remove as many as you can see in the mean time

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  3. Tim Harrison

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    Absolutely a hydra. Alastair is right, they have stinging nematocysts containing neurotoxins which they fire out to harpoon prey rendering it paralyzed before reeling it in on thread like projection.
     
  4. HarryRobinson

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    That's pretty cool haha, i didn't know they did that! Learn something new everyday :)
     
  5. KrisHumphreys1991

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    WHAT ! Oh no :(

    I'm draining the tank on saturday and bringing it on a 4 hour trip. Think this will kill it ?
     
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    Just cut the whole leaf. There was THREE on it ..... Sh*t.

    Anything that eats them ?
     
  7. Nathaniel Whiteside

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    Re: Weird "TubeWorm" On Saggitaria?

    I like cutting them Hydra in half :)
     
  8. KrisHumphreys1991

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    Re: Weird

    That makes them turn into TWO :O
     
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    Re: Weird "TubeWorm" On Saggitaria?

    I pull em out first. Then it becomes a 'Saw'eske massacre. Horrid little things.

    You Wana see what happens to the planaria :eek:
     
  10. HarryRobinson

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    Re: Weird

    :lol:
     
  11. Alastair

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    Re: Weird "TubeWorm" On Saggitaria?

    Nath your troubled mate ha ha


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