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Old 04/01/2012, 01:08 AM   #1
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is this hitchhiker bad?!

hey guys just got home from a party and went straight to look at my tank. and found this worm! bristle worm to be exact. some say they're good and some say they're bad ( fire bristle worm to be exact ) but to my knowledge is this worm BAD? its right next to my sunset milli and dont want it to die!




its right under the glued area. its brownish with white fuzzy legs


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Old 04/01/2012, 09:53 AM   #2
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Bristle worms do not eat coral. I'm not sure who says they're "bad" but they can overpopulate in a tank that's overfed. Also, you don't want to touch them.

There are some worms that eat mollusks and other things you want to keep, but they look different from the true bristles like you've got. Bristle worms are good cleanup crew members. Just be careful about picking up rocks or corals and you should be fine.


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Old 04/01/2012, 10:28 AM   #3
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Only bad if you happen to touch one. It won't be a good day if you do.


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