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    Posted: February 23 2011 at 11:24pm
I have. It was in our tank at work. At three feet long and about 1/2" in diameter, the bobbit worm scared the Aquatic Dreams cleaning crew pretty badly. I'll post pictures when they send them to me. We took out a bunch of live rock to find this guy with dozens of snail shells under a large piece of live rock.

I was noticing coral being eaten quite severly and a peppermint basslet died mysteriously near the rock the bobbit worm burrowed under. Snails seemed to disappear in the tank quickly, and I never could keep peppermint shrimp. Now I think I know why. Beware!

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Ask the guys at Aquatic Dreams if you don't believe me.
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Yea that woulda been something i could go without seeing specially unexpected
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holy hell I just googled those they are one ugly #$%%^. I woulda prolly screamed like a girl if that thing caught me by surprise
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Bobbit worm in public aquarium

So Ryan at AD says it's still alive in a bucket for those who want to see it. I'll post pictures as soon as I get them. The worm in our tank was 30" long, not 36" as I had previously thought.

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I seen one and I think they are disgusting. They are dangerous to fish corals and human fingers. 
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i just googled it it doesnt seem that scary but im sure i would scream too if i see one in my tank
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man that thing looks pretty. nasty now i have to think two times before i put my hand in the tank Shocked
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Worm, stretched out by tape measure (from/by Ryan Vickers at AD):





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WOW that is crazy!
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Nasty monster it is!
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that is just nasty it gave me the chill just looking at the picture. did you gave the thing a horrible death?
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How big was the tank you found him in ??
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nevermind it is grose it looks like a snake and i hate snakes
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The tank it came out of is a 144. I can't believe it hid for so long.
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That is truly disturbing!! GROSS!
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Is there anything that would have killed/ate it when it was smaller?
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ugh if I found that in my tank I might never put my hand in it again!!! Freaky thing!!
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i want  one in a nano seems like a cool creature to have alone :)
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yeah, now i dont want my tank anymore... haha. I just moved around my rocks and looked under my favorite one and found a worm that looked just like an earthworm. can earthworms live in salt water tanks?
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