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Old 05-15-2013, 09:04 PM   #21
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I went ahead and disrupted an area of the tank that is most common area that the murders take place. Keep in mind the was a pre-established tank that was severely neglected and plagued with purple slime. That pic is in my album. I have been treating for aipstasia as well. These two photos are new sightings to me so please feel free to enlighten me on what they are if possible.
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:08 AM   #22
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Bristle worms can be a headache, if you let them get out of hand they will take over your tank. The best way I have found is a coral banded shrimp ( with your tank 1 should do the trick ), he will take care of the over population and keep them in check, plus they're really cool lookin and only cost around $20
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:45 AM   #23
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Arrowhead crabs do a good job to. I like the smaller ones.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:34 AM   #24
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I can't make out what kind of worm that is but that looks like aiptasia on the right and it will overrun your tank , I have found that fireshrimp work good on getting rid of them ( I went thru that myself )
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This is the aiptasia I I found in my tank but they vary in color
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:09 AM   #26
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The worm on the rock behaves more like a feather only much smaller. Comparable in size to the brine I feed my guys with.
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Bristle worms can be a headache, if you let them get out of hand they will take over your tank. The best way I have found is a coral banded shrimp ( with your tank 1 should do the trick ), he will take care of the over population and keep them in check, plus they're really cool lookin and only cost around $20
This is not true. Overfeeding causes a large population of worms. The worms are a symptom of the real problem.
Bristle worms don't "sting" things. They eat dying snails and left over food. Your snails are dying and they are just cleaning up. They do not take down healthy snails, fish, or anything else.
the worms that actually eat snails don't do it in daylight and don't do it aggressively. They simply smother them with a mucous and then eat the dead body.
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I went ahead and disrupted an area of the tank that is most common area that the murders take place. Keep in mind the was a pre-established tank that was severely neglected and plagued with purple slime. That pic is in my album. I have been treating for aipstasia as well. These two photos are new sightings to me so please feel free to enlighten me on what they are if possible.
The left is an amphipod and the right looks like a feather duster.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:36 PM   #29
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The left is an amphipod and the right looks like a feather duster.
Definitly a feather duster. Nice coloured one too.
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This is not true. Overfeeding causes a large population of worms. The worms are a symptom of the real problem.
Bristle worms don't "sting" things. They eat dying snails and left over food. Your snails are dying and they are just cleaning up. They do not take down healthy snails, fish, or anything else.
the worms that actually eat snails don't do it in daylight and don't do it aggressively. They simply smother them with a mucous and then eat the dead body.
I'm with mr X on this one, like I said in other post bristle/fireworms can't kill but clean up. Plus what u are calling bristle worms are fireworms, don't no right name for them. It's why said look into other stuff. Are u testing the water. Doing big water changes to sort out the red algae
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