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Old 07/02/2013, 12:37 AM   #1
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Need id!!!, bristle or fireworm?

Saw him when i got home after i put this live rock with an anemone in the tank

Is it a bristle or fire worm, hes about 2 1/2" long maybe 3" from what i can tell

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Old 07/02/2013, 12:49 AM   #2
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First pic not sure..
second pic looks like a bristle to me.


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Old 07/02/2013, 01:10 AM   #3
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First pic not sure..
second pic looks like a bristle to me.
Good or bad?


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Old 07/02/2013, 02:22 AM   #4
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I think this is also a good

Okay i think i just noticed 2 on this live rock, theres alot of holes.


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Old 07/02/2013, 02:44 AM   #5
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Bristleworms are harmless detritivores. Some people have had problems with the really big ones (they can get to be over a foot long), but a 3" one is nothing to worry about. Their population is self limiting based upon how much food is available in the tank.


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Old 07/02/2013, 06:30 AM   #6
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Kill it now before it kills your fish. I just ran into that issue with a worm and my purple firefish.


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Old 07/02/2013, 09:06 AM   #7
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Bristleworms are harmless detritivores. Some people have had problems with the really big ones (they can get to be over a foot long), but a 3" one is nothing to worry about. Their population is self limiting based upon how much food is available in the tank.
Upon further inspection, one is about 5" long another maybe a bit smaller, and 2-3 smaller ones, I feed once a day between switching off with a mix of flakes, frozen mysis and frozen brine shrimp. Just worried because i have two gobie/pistol pairs and would rather not have them get hit with bristles. Ive read they are great for cuc, but i just dont want them to get huge.


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Old 07/02/2013, 10:12 AM   #8
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This is what just happened to me last week. I would get it out while you still have a chance. I'm still trying to catch mine.


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Old 07/02/2013, 11:28 AM   #9
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Bristleworms are harmless detritivores. Some people have had problems with the really big ones (they can get to be over a foot long), but a 3" one is nothing to worry about. Their population is self limiting based upon how much food is available in the tank.
depends on the species of worm, some species may be harmless detritivores (i would say the majority are) but others may pray on fish or solely eat a type of sponge or even be worm preditors etc they all come in different shapes colours and sizes.
I can't really id the worm from the pic but there's a good chance it's just a harmless bristleworm


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Old 07/02/2013, 06:16 PM   #10
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depends on the species of worm, some species may be harmless detritivores (i would say the majority are) but others may pray on fish or solely eat a type of sponge or even be worm preditors etc they all come in different shapes colours and sizes.
I can't really id the worm from the pic but there's a good chance it's just a harmless bristleworm
this is what they look like, this is the big one only about 3-4" of him is out

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Old 07/02/2013, 08:00 PM   #11
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i cant surely id it but looks like bristle worm.


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Old 07/02/2013, 09:40 PM   #12
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Looks like my bristleworms but not 100%


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Old 07/02/2013, 09:56 PM   #13
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This is one of my smaller ones:








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Old 07/03/2013, 10:14 AM   #14
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I wouldn't even worry about it.


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