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Old 04-26-2010, 07:55 PM   #1
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Bristle worm

I discovered a bristle worm today coming out of one of the rocks. What I could see was about 6 inches of him. He is about as big around as a pencil. He is pink with spikes from front to back. Should I keep him or get it out?
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I'll take him!
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:22 PM   #3
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If he's bad, I'm getting rid of him. If he's a good thing, I'll keep him.
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He's good but watch out sometimes they can get really big I got a few that around the 7 to 8 inch mark but I've seen some that could get up to the 4 to 6 foot mark
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Tagging along, I found something quite similar in my tank today. Much thinner than a pencil, but pink with spikes as you described.
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Bristle worms are good janitors. I have several in my tank and they help to eat uneaten food and fish waste.
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:53 PM   #7
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Well if he is no harm then I will leave him then. Thanks for the help guys.
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