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Old 02-06-2014, 11:47 PM   #1
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Bristle worms

my 36 gallon tank is cycling and I turned on the light today to find probably over one hundred bristle worms all over the rock. I know they are generally considered harmless hitchhiker but will some eventually die off(starve). They're just really creepy looking to me lol
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:53 AM   #2
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If you don't over feed the tank some should starve and eventually die. Another option is to take them out when you see them.
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If you don't over feed the tank some should starve and eventually die. Another option is to take them out when you see them.

thanks, are there any fish that would eat them?
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thanks, are there any fish that would eat them?
Most wrasses will to an extent
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Six line will most defiantly
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They are pretty harmless so I wouldn't worry about them
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I have them in my 6g tank and one of them almost 3 inch. And i have six line.
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A six line wrasse is not a guarantee you won't have bristle worms, as buhajer2 has found out, and if your 6 line is eating them, he's only going to go after the little ones, not a 3"er.
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A six line wrasse is not a guarantee you won't have bristle worms, as buhajer2 has found out, and if your 6 line is eating them, he's only going to go after the little ones, not a 3"er.

okay then it may be one of the first fish I get when the cycle is finished because a majority of them are still small
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I wouldn't worry about them. They are not bad. People pay good money for things that eat uneaten food and fish poop, and you are getting these for free.
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