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Old 02-13-2011, 11:55 PM   #1
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Bristle worms help!

All of the sudden they're popping up everywhere. And they're bothering my corals. What do I do? I sucked two up with the baster but I don't think that will be a efective way of getting rid of them I know there are two more I have seen them they just got away...... Help!
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I've got literally hundreds and none have ever bothered any of my corals, some even become coral food. How do you know they are bothering them?
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I've got literally hundreds and none have ever bothered any of my corals, some even become coral food. How do you know they are bothering them?
+1 get a wrasse my 6 line keeps mine undercontrol.
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I have had one coral closed up fore two days now and it had two bristles wraped in among it.
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I have had one coral closed up fore two days now and it had two bristles wraped in among it.
are they red or pink? the red ones are BAD. they are called fire worms.
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Redish pink I would say pink. With red head.
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And kinda transparent you can see there digestive tract. I just worried because I got in to this for there reef part, ( corals) and don't want anything bothering them or eating them.
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I read about the filter sock trap but what does that do for water quality? If you are letting food set in the trap for any amount of time wouldn't that affect your water quality?
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bristle worms are a sure sign of overfeeding. just cut back on your feeding and their population will decline. if they are in your corals, your corals are dying and they are just cleaning up the mess.
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