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Old 12-24-2005, 11:54 AM   #1
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fire worm

i am week into my cycle and i had gotten some live rock off the coast. this morning i found like a worm on the bottom away from the rock. looks like a leg of a brittle star. i later found out it my be a fire worm. i went to the tank and now i cant find it. i thought it may have got under the sand but no luck. i had stired up the bottom searching for it and now think maybe i shouldn't have done it. may i have screwed the cycle up now??
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fire worm, or bristle worm?
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Hey, leave the critters be, if I were you. Let it cycle.
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He did`nt go in the sand he went in the rock
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that what i've been told
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I had one of those hiding in my live rock before. Be careful, it is poisonous. If you are going to destroy it, take it out of the tank first. If you cut it in two, your gonna have two worms.
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How can you tell the difference between a bristle worm and a fire worm? ANd how d oyou get rid of fire worms?
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They look the same but dif colors. They are both scavengers but fire worms are more aggressive and they will eat small fishes if they have a chance. This is just like the brown brittle stars and green brittle stars case.
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Carribbean fireworm...Also called the beared fireworm
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