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Old 01-26-2012, 07:19 PM   #1
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Is this bristle worm ok to have?

So i put a 4th of a jumbo shrimp in my tank for my starfish and its been in there for about 30 mins and out comes a bristle worm that is easily 8 inches out of the rock and he is still inside the rock so im not sure how long he is. is this thing bad to have in my tank. its yellow in color as well.
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I have several large nasty bristleworms in my biocube. I've learned to live with them. lol they wont bother you and are actually considered clean up crew. I do get the ones I can out though, just because of the ick factor.
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:12 AM   #3
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yeah the thing was nasty was sooooooo long
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:42 PM   #4
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I hate them and when I get the chance I get them out too. I have seen from a friends tank one well over 12" long so I do not ever want to see one that long in my tank. Ever, Ever, Ever... No matter how much they are considered to be a part of the CUC...

But yellow in color would have me concerned they are normally pink in color at least the ones in my tank are pink with the fuzies on their sides.
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Take a picture. pay close attention to the head.
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:53 PM   #6
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Bristle worms usually aren't too much of a problem As long as you don't get too many of them. Usually this is a sign of feeding too much. They do make traps for these critters if they become a problem. Tried not to touch them because they have Bristles like a cactus. Good luck fishman
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Is this bristle worm ok to have?

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Tried not to touch them because they have Bristles like a cactus.
So true. I got one on my finger just barely grazed the bristle did not even know it till later on when the spot became red and numb.
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:35 PM   #8
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Well no way in hell would one ever touch me. I haven't seen any others but just this one. I know that it's yellow and it has a smooth lOoking body with like 1000000 legs.
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Please get a pic of it does not sound like a bristle worm.
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There's no way for me to take a picture of it. It comes out at night and if any light shines on it it retreats. Maybe I'll try and find a picture of it online. The head just looked like the end of the body nothing unique about it.
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