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Old 01-25-2004, 10:37 PM   #1
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Bristle worms eat clams?

I've read numerous places that bristle worms are beneficial to reef tanks for various reason such as stirring up the sand bed and eating detrius in the sand.

However, I was just reading in The Conscientious Marine Aquarist that they can eat clams. It seems every time I peer into my tank I notice another huger bristle worm. Anybody have problems or recomendatiions.
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Bristle worms tend to get a bad rap cause of their clean up nature. Clams, when they go, go fast, beautiful when the lights go out and dead when you get up i the am. Often times you find nothing but a bristleworm ridden clamshell, this tends to foster the opnion that bristleworms eat clams. They will clean up the remains after it has expired, but they do not kill them.
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