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rob
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Username: rob

Post Number: 219
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 07:40 am:       

I was reading one of my magazines, and inside there was a Marine section... curiosity struck and i soon fell inlove with the look of some Fan worms..(featherduster worms) Whilst reading along i read that there were some fresh water species of fan worms.
It didn't mention any genus or species as it was focusing on SW, but i am curious as to what these worms are? how to care for them? and where to get them if i could care for them?

Thanks in advance..Rob
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Randy
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Username: milesteg

Post Number: 95
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 09:44 am:       

Hi rob,
I think I read the same article.
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Karin
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Username: autumn

Post Number: 1660
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 10:18 am:       

I'm not sure I'll be much help to you, but what I think you're referring to must a species of freshwater polychaete. Marine tube worms are polychaetes, and I'm pretty sure those are commonly called fan worms.

There are plenty of freshwater tube worms, but if there are any with the colors and large "plumes" of their marine cousins, I'm not aware of them.

For some reason, I suspect Sully might know. I'll see if he'll drop in here. :-)
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Sully
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Post Number: 8232
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 01:56 pm:       

the only link I ever kept in my "link" list. not much help. but, a place to get started.

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/feather.htm
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rob
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Username: rob

Post Number: 226
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 - 12:38 am:       

Randy - If it was a Marine pull out of practical fish keeping then yes you did read the same article.

Karin - They are the polys' i am refering to. The word "Sabellid" was used in the same sentence so i might go and google that now, lol.

Unfortunately so far i dont' know if they come with the lovely plumage but hopefully weel find out soon. They were just mentioned...

And Sully - Thanks, i'm gunna have a read of that now. ill get back to you on anything new i find.
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rob
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Username: rob

Post Number: 238
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 - 03:10 am:       

ok, so far...
I think most of the FW plume worms are found down here in aus, but i also believe they are rare and are small like under 1 cm... Not as colourful either.

...I 'think' that is, to much info to absorb at once and alot of it, to be completely honest was really boring, add that with a computer that is at the moment running at a slower rate than that at which grass grows....Well it gets quite testing, ill attempt again later, when the comp decides to wake up that is...
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