Thread: IDs Please
06-15-2009, 02:55 AM #1
I was looking through my tank tonight. Happened to be looking along the substrate at the front. I saw a dozen or so little shrimp tunneling like ants. Anybody know what they could be? They were too small and jumpy to get a good picture of them. Only about 1mm long.
Then I spotted what looks like a centipede and bristle worm mixed that is no longer than an inch. I was able to get a decent pic of it.
06-15-2009, 02:58 AM #2
Looks kinda like a bristleworm.
06-15-2009, 03:00 AM #3
i say bristle worm.
06-15-2009, 03:03 AM #4
The tunnelers are a common species of decapods, which look like bizarre tiny shrimp. They are part of the clean-up crew you get for free, and their tunneling (looking for eats) helps keep the sand fresh.
06-15-2009, 03:05 AM #5
Okay cool. I saw them carrying little bits of stuff around.