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Old 03-21-2011, 11:04 PM   #1
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anyone heard of large bristle worms attacking clowns or other fish.

Hey has anyone heard of large bristle worms attacking clowns or other fish.
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:13 PM   #2
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yep, common bristle worms don't hurt anything that is healthy. they just eat uneaten food, fish poop, and dead things. if you have large ones, it's probably because you over feed a bit.
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How big can they get.
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YouTube - Bristle Worm eats whole Fish eating a silverside
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^ I've seen this video, either in the description or in the comments he states that he found out that it was a fire worm, not a bristleworm. BIG difference.

As far as size, I'm pretty sure I've seen a thread somewhere on the net of a guy with a worm like 5' in length, I don't remember if that's a bristleworm or not. In my 14G I had one that was easily 1ft+ when stretched out, needless to say I removed him
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I have one in my tank, haven't seen it in a month so who knows how big it is! Anyone know how fast they grow?

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They grow fast if the food is there
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they are relatives of the earthworm. i have seen them the size of those large night crawlers. the more food is made available, the larger the population will be. if you saw one, you have more. no worries though.
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