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Worm ID please?

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I’m thinking it’s a species of rhabdocoel flatworm possibly Mesostoma ehrenbergii or similar.


Locomotion is a pretty good indicator when no discernible features can be observed. Leeches move like an inchworm on surfaces and an eel when when swimming. The tapered tail is the only thing I can really go off of and that it moves like a flatworm, gliding over surfaces like a slug would.

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It does look quite similar. It doesn't seem to swim so I guess that would rule out leech. From what I looked up they eat very small things? Hopefully not a problem for baby shrimp. When i observed it on a plant it was just kind of wandering, there were shrimp nearby but I didn't see any interaction.

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