View Full Version : orange worms in tank, pretty, but ok?

09/23/2011, 05:17 PM
U was just observing my tank, noticed a lot of long orange spiny worm looking things with bristles all on their body,popping our from the rocks. I hope they are good, because I am seeing a few of them.i have no idea how I wohttp://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd504/carolgyrl11/orangeworm-1.jpg:confused:ulod get them out of my tank either :(

The Codfather
09/23/2011, 05:23 PM
bristle worm, no worries.

09/23/2011, 05:39 PM
thank you

09/23/2011, 05:44 PM
Yep, just bristle worms. Very good part of your clean up crew.

09/23/2011, 07:17 PM
if you touch one though, it's bristles will go into your fingers and hurts VERY badly.

09/23/2011, 11:04 PM
I wouldn't say very badly for most people. Just soak your hand in some vinger and the irrittation goes away pretty quick. (picked a small rock up with about 6 of em on the bottom before, made for quite a suprise)

09/23/2011, 11:10 PM
If you wanted to eradicate them you could pick out a number of wrasses that will eat them.

They are good detrivores though... it all depends if you consider them a pest because of their poor aesthetics.

I don't mind them, but if I was over run by them I'd feel differently.