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Old 01/17/2014, 10:39 PM   #26
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It's a shame these are harmful. I think they're awesome looking. I would legit like to setup a small tank just to keep a bunch of these guys in lol


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Old 06/26/2014, 05:58 PM   #27
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I have one of these in my tank that I cant get rid off


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Old 09/13/2014, 01:23 PM   #28
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Found this guy yesterday and caught him overnight with a little contraption I made out of a travel toothbrush lid and a piece of plastic from a Togo cup cut to fit. I angled it inward to make it easy for it to push it's way in for food but not so easy to push out.




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Old 09/13/2014, 02:36 PM   #29
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g.Smith, that looks like a regular bristle worm.


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Old 09/13/2014, 03:19 PM   #30
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I dont even think they are the same worms


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Old 11/07/2014, 02:24 PM   #31
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Looking at this thread is making me look forward to the things I'll find after my live rock introduction. (Sarcasm)


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Old 11/25/2014, 08:10 PM   #32
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My fingers have nightmares about those things, along with bristleworms.


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Old 05/23/2015, 04:28 PM   #33
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Wow, so amazing the life in the sea.


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Old 06/19/2015, 03:20 AM   #34
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Here's a video of the mother of them all. Enjoy!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-JWkiIozGI


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Old 06/24/2015, 03:46 PM   #35
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Found this guy yesterday and caught him overnight with a little contraption I made out of a travel toothbrush lid and a piece of plastic from a Togo cup cut to fit. I angled it inward to make it easy for it to push it's way in for food but not so easy to push out.



that is not a fireworm its a harmless bristleworm which is very beneficial.


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Old 08/08/2015, 06:15 AM   #36
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This is from our most recent trip to the Florida Keys. We are in about 2 to 3' of water and 50' off the beach at a small island known as Money Key.




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Old 08/22/2016, 08:21 PM   #37
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Ok, would anyone be willing to ship out their fire worms once my crown cone eats all the fulgida worms out of my tank?

I dont want him to go hungry once the pests are gone.


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Old 08/28/2016, 07:31 PM   #38
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How do I know the difference between fireworms and bristleworms?


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Old 08/30/2016, 06:23 AM   #39
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How do I know the difference between fireworms and bristleworms?
Didn't you look at the pictures in this thread? They really don't look that much alike IMO. You can also Google fire worm and bristle worm difference.


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Ok, would anyone be willing to ship out their fire worms once my crown cone eats all the fulgida worms out of my tank?

I dont want him to go hungry once the pests are gone.
This is why it's best not to buy a critter to do a particular job and once the food source is gone they will perish because they only eat one particular food, which at times can be very hard to find. FYI Fire worms are not that common in the hobby.

Another example of this is Harlequin shrimp. People buy them to eat the hundreds of Asterina starfish in their tanks but are unwilling to buy chocolate chip stars to feed them.


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Need help, what is this?


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are they harmful
Although they are tiny, a sting from a bearded fireworm can be extremely painful.


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