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Old 08-21-2014, 06:49 AM   #1
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Just caught a monster bristle worm!!!!!

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Old 08-21-2014, 07:25 AM   #2
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Wow!
That's one of the biggest I have ever seen!

How big is your tank? If you have corals you should be very happy you caught that.


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It's 4ft 400litres. Yes I have corals ......the disappearing fish was the concern.....have to admit I let out a scream when it was pulled out and dangling above the tank. Biggest I have seen too!


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Old 08-21-2014, 10:10 AM   #4
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What do bristle worms have to do with corals? To me it says op is way over feeding
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Bristle worms don't hurt corals or live fish.


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but they do give nightmares!!
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But are great part of cleanup crew.


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Just caught a monster bristle worm!!!!!

Depends on the worm. There are many varieties and somewhat hard to tell some of them apart. There are a very few types that are predatory on coral, but never saw a worm that could capture and kill a healthy fish. I hate them and remove the monster ones, but the rest I leave alone unless I find it near a coral.


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Rick I beg to differ ....we have seen one wrapped around my live scooter blenny like a snake.


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Just caught a monster bristle worm!!!!!

I use to think this as well, but after a while I have come to think the fish was sick before the worm got it. But a I stated earlier, there is a variety of these worms that do eat meat and can attack. I'll look up the type.
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