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Old 11-24-2011, 08:46 PM   #11
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Bristleworms do burn a lot I found out to put vinegar on the area http://www.emedicinehealth.com/pdfgu...ment-61563.pdf I found that duct tape did nothing but irritate the area even more because of the adhesive.
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Old 11-25-2011, 03:04 AM   #12
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I'm sorry about the identical thread how do I delete it? I've had the aquarium about 3 yrs and this is the 2nd time in 2 weeks? I have pajama fish, clown fish and blue beginner fish. a coral that looks like a piece of leather with little sprouts growing out of it, sea anemone, red starfish, several pieces of live rock, OMG! I just checked the aquarium and there is a bristle worm in there!! I never knew I had one, how do I deal with the itching on my forearm?? I will be MUCH more careful from now on. THANK YOU guys sooo much!!!!
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Old 11-25-2011, 06:28 AM   #13
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It may b a fireworm. I am pretty sure u can handle bristle worms it is their very very similar cousin the fire worm, which can actually b dangerous sumtimes. Ur symptoms sound like that's what it is. Their r some good YouTube videos & source material out there for u to take it further since u've actually seen it.
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I'm sorry about the identical thread how do I delete it? I've had the aquarium about 3 yrs and this is the 2nd time in 2 weeks? I have pajama fish, clown fish and blue beginner fish. a coral that looks like a piece of leather with little sprouts growing out of it, sea anemone, red starfish, several pieces of live rock, OMG! I just checked the aquarium and there is a bristle worm in there!! I never knew I had one, how do I deal with the itching on my forearm?? I will be MUCH more careful from now on. THANK YOU guys sooo much!!!!

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It may b a fireworm. I am pretty sure u can handle bristle worms it is their very very similar cousin the fire worm, which can actually b dangerous sumtimes. Ur symptoms sound like that's what it is. Their r some good YouTube videos & source material out there for u to take it further since u've actually seen it.
Bristleworms can bite and leave there bristles in the skin causing exactly what has been described.
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:07 PM   #15
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Ahh, thx for clearing me up
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:37 PM   #16
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My big BW popped out his head today (fingers in foreground for size comparison) - I'd say he's about 1/3 out of the rock. I've seen about 12 inches or so at any one time, with more still back in the rock, so no idea how large he actually is. Have one other one across the tank (I hope its another one, ohterwise this guy is around 3 feet long).
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looks like you have a problem with aiptasia as well!!
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looks like you have a problem with aiptasia as well!!
Not anymore. Went to war with some aiptasia X about 4 days ago now and, at least so far, the little buggers haven't returned
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I got stung by my urchin once and it hurt like a B*@#%^!
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Not anymore. Went to war with some aiptasia X about 4 days ago now and, at least so far, the little buggers haven't returned
keep an eye on your water levels if you've killed all them aiptasia at once!!
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