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Old 01/04/2018, 04:08 PM   #1
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What is this?

Is this a bristle worm?

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Old 01/04/2018, 05:04 PM   #2
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Yes it is


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Old 01/04/2018, 05:42 PM   #3
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Old 01/04/2018, 06:32 PM   #4
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Yes bristle worm Hurray I now have 10 posts again...


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Old 01/04/2018, 06:58 PM   #5
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Yes bristle worm Hurray I now have 10 posts again...
You're averaging almost a post per year!


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Old 01/04/2018, 09:52 PM   #6
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Yup, and where there’s one there’s usually more!


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Old 01/04/2018, 10:26 PM   #7
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Should I get rid of it of just leave it for now? My tank is 3 months old now.


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Old 01/04/2018, 10:42 PM   #8
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you got it. thats a bristle worm. theyre beneficial to the tank. they eat left over food. if you handle them be sure to use gloves. they release small spine like porcupine. doesn't hurt much however take while to work them out. most anyone whos handled live rock without gloves has come across this. cool pic.


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Old 01/05/2018, 07:11 AM   #9
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How do you even get them? My 36 gallon was 2 years old and I thought for sure I'd find one or something different that I don't see during the day when I moved everything over to the 110. I had no worms, no stars, nothing. Maybe due to the type of rock I started with? I did get live rock but it was man made. About the only hitch hiker I had was a snail.


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Old 01/05/2018, 08:50 AM   #10
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Bristle worm, good part of the CUC. Their population will ebb and flow based on how much you feed. Feed to much, they multiply, feed too little they shrink.

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How do you even get them? My 36 gallon was 2 years old and I thought for sure I'd find one or something different that I don't see during the day when I moved everything over to the 110. I had no worms, no stars, nothing. Maybe due to the type of rock I started with? I did get live rock but it was man made. About the only hitch hiker I had was a snail.
They just show up, from sand, or frags, or what not. Use a red light when all your lights are off, willing to bet you have a few.


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Old 01/05/2018, 08:53 AM   #11
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Bristle worm, good part of the CUC. Their population will ebb and flow based on how much you feed. Feed to much, they multiply, feed too little they shrink.



They just show up, from sand, or frags, or what not. Use a red light when all your lights are off, willing to bet you have a few.
I've been trying to find a red or black light in stores. Haven't had any luck. I'll probably have to order one.


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Old 01/05/2018, 10:05 AM   #12
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I used red tape for broken tail lights over a flashlight lens. Can get the tape at almost any auto parts store. Can even layer it if it is too bright.


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Old 01/07/2018, 09:56 PM   #13
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