Thread: Photo of Anchor Worm.....yikes
04-23-2012, 12:51 PM #1
Photo of Anchor Worm.....yikes
Ran across this today. I had NO idea these things looked like this! Can this be true? It looks more like a monster than a worm.
Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 04-23-2012 at 12:53 PM.
04-23-2012, 12:55 PM #2
Yup pretty gruesome, The have jars upon jars of different internal and external worms at my zoology museum at university, can put you off your lunchMy therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
04-23-2012, 01:05 PM #3
This was a shocker! I thought I would find a worm not some overgrown scoprion or whatever it is that looks like this. When fish have an anchor, you see a white thread sticking out of them. I thought it was the tail but where does this thing have that? Gruesome!
04-23-2012, 01:17 PM #4
Younger juvenile worms often look extremely different to the final adult form, they alwas remind me of the film 'Alien' this little wormy thing bursts out, just a head, teeth and tail, few meals later it has several appendages, more teeth and a growing appetiteMy therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
08-22-2012, 11:31 PM #5
gnarly just gnarly
08-23-2012, 02:16 AM #6
What a charming little critter! Looks like something that Ripley should be shooting!Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark
08-23-2012, 12:48 PM #7
Sorry to burst the bubble but if you Look closely at the Name Tag
The creature does not seem to be an actual anchor worm
True anchor worms are from the genus Lernaea while this ugly guy is labeled
Chaetopterus vario-something I can't read.
But definitely hideous no Matter what. I would not want to see one alive.
10-04-2012, 11:07 PM #8
You should check out some of those tongue eating copepods that fish have to deal with. :)
CYCLE WITHOUT FISH FOR THE LOVE OF POSEIDON
Currently in the process of moving all of my tanks, everything is down for now!
10-05-2012, 12:57 AM #9