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Old 11-15-2012, 04:27 AM   #1
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Name this bug


Found this in my aquarium, never seen this before. All the worms are blackworms, for my Pygmy Sunfish, but the other thing I have no clue what it is. Any ideas?

BTW, he's burning in H2O2 as I type this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNKzR8mugaM&feature=plcp
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:31 AM   #2
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Might be a leech.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:55 AM   #3
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Haha. Gross looking.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:13 AM   #4
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Planaria gross me out. So naturally seeing that made me want to puke. I hope you figure it out.


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Old 11-15-2012, 06:08 AM   #5
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I'd guess that it's a leech.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:59 PM   #6
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I would say it looks like a leech.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:22 PM   #7
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probably a leech, you should have put it in your hand and see if it started sucking blood.
then you'd know 100%
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:10 PM   #8
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It was hard for me to tell in the video, but it did look pretty leach-like to me.

I had one in an aquarium a long time ago, I can't remember what happened, I think one of the fish ended up eating it.

they have segments/ridges going across their body (like an earthworm - same phylum)

Also, they have a sucker-like thing that they use for attaching/anchoring at either end.
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probably a leech, you should have put it in your hand and see if it started sucking blood.
then you'd know 100%
Yea, and he can get him out easy.
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