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Old 02-02-2009, 09:16 PM   #1
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bristle worms??

i just found a bristle worm...what exactly are they??are they harmful to my tank??what do i do with it?
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I have some in my tank. IMO they are good janitors and part of a good clean up crew. JMO Also moving this to the SW aquaria forum.
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Agree'd. They really get a bad rep alot of times. They are really fun watch aswell IMO. =]
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I have many in my tank. If you see 1....you have a whole lo more than that in your tank. They are good to have IMO and I enjoy watching them at night and at feeding time!!!
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I wouldn't worry too much. I think they're in everybody's tanks, lol. They clean up your leftover uneaten food. If you feed way to much, though, they can get out of control.
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Oh wow... I didn't know they are alright to be having in the tanks, thanks for this question, now I felt relief. The only time I saw mine came out was when one of my snails died, killed by the hermit crab and suddenly I saw this pink works with bristles popped out from the LR. I tried to catch it but alas, I missed! Now I can breath a sigh of relief.
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they are ugly looking little creatures but as mentioned previously, they help with clean up. As hard as it may be I'd leave them alone and let 'em work.
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