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Spirorbid Worms

Spirorbid Worms

Common NameSpirorbid Worms

Scientific Name: Spirorbis spp

The Spirorbid Worms grow on glass, rock and any other hard surface in the aquarium. They usually look like white pinhead sized dots of several millimeters in size but some specimen can grow larger to up to a centimeter in size. The white spiral like structures are created by the worm that lives inside, it is a filter feeder and has feather like feeding appendages that can often be seen poking out of the end of the spiral tube. These animals are harmless to the aquarium inhabitants but can obstruct the view if they grow on the glass, a simple scraping will remedy the situation.

Common OpinionGOOD