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Old 08-15-2014, 03:41 AM   #11
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It's defiantly a polychaete, however I have to agree with mr. X identification would be hard without seeing the specimen. However some polychaete worms are predatory, bobbits for example are not only predators but very very efficient ones
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:49 PM   #12
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From the picture, it looks like a bristleworm to me. I haven't seen any quick enough to catch fish, but nothing surprises me any longer...
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:40 AM   #13
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Found a couple more big ones creeping up on my fish as the lights went out. It looks like my green mandarin has had a bite taken out of his tail. Looking up traps now.


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Old 08-17-2014, 10:49 AM   #14
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Buy a file fish ...mine fights every night trying to pull them from underneath the rocks


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Old 08-17-2014, 12:49 PM   #15
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Filefish tend to eat corals though, and they also sleep, so if there's a fast moving predator(s) in the tank, it will not be out of danger.
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If that's the case maybe wrong choice but I've had good results with my aptasia filefish


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Old 08-18-2014, 08:43 AM   #17
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If your dead set on getting rid of them. An arrow crab is your best option, polychaete worms are their natural food source in the wild.however I highly doubt these species of bristle worms is your problem. They are not biologically capable of preforming these events, nor is it the ecological niche they fufill. Ophiodromus flexuosus, are detritivores, and predictors of micro organisms within the substrate and Abiotic structures.
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Predators*, I hate auto correct.
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:12 AM   #19
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Amitas my hubby had to pull one off my healthy scooter blenny and I have watched them go after my sleeping fish, latching on to the back of one until it woke and shook it off. We thought we got rid of the big ones but there are more. I don't think it's us over feeding, I think they are feeding themselves as I notice fish missing and can't find them, including an anthias which isn't small.


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Just set a brissle worm trap.


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