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Old 08-07-2017, 04:58 PM
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Saw this on the news this morning... don't get these in your tank.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/was-an-a...ures-1.3535833
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:41 PM
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Weird! Also odd this hasn't been reported before...??
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Old 08-07-2017, 10:26 PM
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I've recycled it, but I read an article in a 2007 Coral Mag where 1 of the scientists was diving while studying a large carpet nem somewhere near Malaysia. He was attacked by amphipods living on the nem. They swarmed up from the nem and went after all his exposed skin. If someone still has the mag, the front page was something to the effect of "The Demise of Nemo?" with a pic of a perc.
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:02 PM
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Just another thing to turn a person off about the ocean

As to these guys there was a story out of Indonesia a couple of years ago where local children were being bit and attacked by unknown creatures that left little holes in their bodies no cause was ever found. Could be these critters
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Where's that Rivermonsters guy when you need him!
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Old 08-08-2017, 05:34 PM
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Pretty cool but disturbing. Think twice before I let anymore pods into the tank.
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:57 PM
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Here is an actual video that the parent took from a sample of captured critters.... seems the blood would not coagulate with the pricked bites just like a leeches' bite.
https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=3b5_1502093699

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Killer amphipods ?? Next we'll hear about some poor soul dragged down into a dark cave by a wild bristle worm. #RevengOfTheCleanUpCrew
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:15 AM
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Thats what people get for dumping stuff in the ocean, mutant bristle worms :P
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Old 08-23-2017, 06:17 PM
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In the early 90's I was growing Caulerpa paspaloides commercially. The guy I was working with started telling me this story about these bristle worms that would swim up from the bottom and then burrow into you and go for your heart. He's telling me this while I have both arms in the tank... you can guess what happened next. After the halides stopped hissing from water hitting them and he stopped laughing I figured out it was all a big joke. Maybe he was ahead of his time for the mutant bristleworms???
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