They look like miniature versions of their saltwater bristlewom cousins, and they behave very much like those. They emerge from what appears to be a mucus tube and resemble tiny caterpillars. The worms have been found in a shrimp only tank, and I am assuming that they hitchhiked on some moss. (I am assuming that freshwater would kill a marine bristleworm.) I have tried to get a picture of them...but no luck. Are most freshwater bristleworms scavengers, too? Is there any other freshwater worm that resembles a tiny caterpillar? Would they pose a threat to shrimplets....or will the larger cherry shrimp eat the worms as a nice snack? Is there any other possible id from my description?