View Full Version : More on bristle worms

06/14/2006, 04:32 PM
I thought about trying to hijack Michelle's thread, but it was so far off topic that I figured I'd be better off starting a new thread. ;)

I've got the standard smaller pink & black bristle worms and I've noticed them hanging out around my zoanthids a lot. Do they pose any threat to them? One of the worms in particular had its head all over one of my zoanthids and I noticed the zoas tend to retract when the bristleworms play in them. Can the bristleworms actually damage the corals, or are they just annoying them?


06/14/2006, 04:34 PM
They'll clean between them. The corals react when their 'eyelashes' are brushed. Their closing will actually help the bristleworms cleaning.

06/14/2006, 04:52 PM
My zoo colonies seem to be waste traps. The bristleworms congregate where the waste is.

06/14/2006, 04:57 PM
Ah, that all makes sense. Thanks.