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Old 05-15-2013, 02:48 AM   #11
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You can see 2 in this pic one on top right of the rock and the other bottom central area.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:06 AM   #12
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Yes they look like Bristle worm to me. Since these worms are nocturnal, any clue why they come out even when light is on? Seems to me they are so hungry. Don't you think you are starving your critters to death? Worms will eat any dead meat in tank.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:29 AM   #13
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Bristle worms are fine, they just help keep the tank clean. As long as you don't have lots of them, there shouldn't be a problem. If you have a lot, then there's too much food available.
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agree they are harmless, when the excess food supply is gone they will die off and thin out
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:45 PM   #15
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Or perhaps there was too much food available when I inherited the tank 6 weeks ago and since then I've been trying to stabilize it. Some of these bristle worms are 3" long. They do come out with lights on as well as off so no one told this bunch that they are nocturnal. I just know that I can't keep a snail alive and I wonder if this is also why my anemone is up by my blower now too.
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I was thinking this when all my crabs died within a few days of each other and done some research and found out that there sting wont kill fish/cuc and they lick there food so no chance of them eating something. Must be something else killing ur cuc as I got few worms in my tank and apart from the crabs dying ain't had no problem
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Possibly smaller fireworms instead?
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Like what i mentioned before you might have another kind of worms killing your cuc and bristle worm are having happy hours with left overs.
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Ok so if its not the bristle worms what are some others that I should be on the look out for. I have come a long ways to save the critters in this tank and I'm not far from tearing it down to inspect with a magnify glass and tweezers. Is that being too determined? Anyways I really want this to be the Piece of Peace I named it.
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Possibly smaller fireworms instead?
Ok fireworms and bristleworms look exactly alike and I'm guessing one in the same.
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