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Old 06-17-2009, 07:42 PM   #1
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help with bristle and fireworms

i just bought a tank from someone i found on craigslist and got a good deal. 2 problems kind of infested with aiptasia coral and has at least one small fire worm and 5-6 bristle worms that i saw during the day! if i see this many in the middle of the day i think there must be a ton in there. The aiptasea is getting rid of by peperment shrimp that im getting tomorow.

so will the bristle worms and fire worms cause problems with corals and fish , if so how should i remove them. i prefer diy solutions thanks.

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Old 06-17-2009, 08:05 PM   #2
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hah just killed the fire worm. i decided to take the little live rock fragment and dump it is some fresh water sure enough when i pulled the rock out he was curled up in a ball. I dont like to kill things, i am a vegan who loves animals, but lol i dont want it killing things that i like

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I consider bristleworms a great part of my clean up crew and have never removed one. They will come and go with the ebb and flow of food....
By the way, peperments aren't guaranteed to eat aiptasia.....
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Along with peppermints you'll need to use something to dispatch the larger ones. I used Joe's Juice. My wife found Joe's Juice squirted into the live rocks while in a bucket drove the bristleworms out of hiding and into the bottom of the bucket.
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I know I have some bristle worms in my tank but as mentioned above they are good janitors. As far as the aiptasia here is a good article

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I bought a bi-color psydochromis about a year ago because it was a cool looking fish. He immediatly ate most of my bristle worms. He is also the ruler of my tank, which is a bad thing for me because I can't add anymore fish to my tank. He's a real terror. I read up on him and was sure he was a safe fish to add...My Bad!!! you can't believe everything you read.
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