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Old 11-24-2011, 03:28 PM   #1
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something in my tank stung me? any idea what it could be? my fore arms are covered with little red itchy bumps. Can you please let me know what would cause this? I have an anenome, Feather dusters, Hawaiian feather dusters (I think) some corals, a red starfish and other fish, I have never seen a bristle worm in my tank. any ideas?
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could be bristle worms.
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Have you been handling live rock or any invertebrates, or does this happen just from getting your arm in the water?
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I have been handling live rock, moving it around, I also have what looks like Hawaiian feather dusters, I felt a nasty sting when I was moving the rocks around, it's only happened twice now, boy it itches too
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David S is probably right.Sounds like a bristle worm got you.Try putting some duck tape on the area and slowly pull it off.You probably have some of the bristles in the area causing the itching.
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oh I'm going to try that, I don't think I have any bristle worms though can they hid in the rock and sand? thank you!!
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oh I'm going to try that, I don't think I have any bristle worms though can they hid in the rock and sand? thank you!!
They like to stay hidden in the rock and usually avoid light.When your tank has been in the dark awhile,take a small flashlight and start looking along the bottom between the rocks.By the way they are a good part of CUC unless they get to numerous.
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:47 PM   #8
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something in my tank stung me? any idea what it could be? my fore arms are covered with little red itchy bumps. Can you please let me know what would cause this? I have an anenome, Feather dusters, Hawaiian feather dusters (I think) some corals, a red starfish and other fish, I have never seen a bristle worm in my tank. any ideas?
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When I touched a bristle worm it was local to the hand. What kind of corals do you have any zoas? What kind of fish? I know some stings they suggest hot water like for lion fish or fox face.
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