View Full Version : Bristle worm ID

02/19/2017, 06:49 AM
This guy, 7" long, just popped up on my tank this morning. He was under/eating my green rhodactis corals. Not sure which he was doing. Never seen him before, although he's likely been in the tank for over a year. I've pulled some much smaller bristle/fireworms out of my tank a half year ago. Is this a fireworm or just regular run of the mill bristle worm?

Also, I'm guessing that at his size I should probably take him out of the reef tank? It's 120-gal, but he's the biggest moving thing in there by far.

02/19/2017, 11:23 AM
This link might help.


That doesn't look like your run of the mill bristle worm to me either btw.

02/19/2017, 05:41 PM
Looks like a fireworm to me

02/19/2017, 05:51 PM
Looks like a fireworm to me

+1 to that, a bearded fireworm of some sort. One of the few that may cause problems. Sell that badboy or give it its own nano...they can grow to display worth proportions!

02/21/2017, 08:54 AM
Thanks everyone