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Old 09-28-2003, 09:40 PM   #1
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Six Line Wrasse for...

a brissle worm eating machine?

I have a slight infestation with bristle worms, prolly at a guess from lights out, in the 1000's possibly 10,000's... Will one of these fish help control this population? I like the way they look, and they are reef safe, has anyone found them to be a good fish to have???
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Old 09-28-2003, 09:51 PM   #2
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id get a an arrow crab they eat those things like crazy, or even some kinda small dottyback. ive never heard wheather 6 lines will or will not eat em.
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Old 09-28-2003, 10:06 PM   #3
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Sixlines may help reduce the bristleworm population but most likely not that well. A better recomendation based on tank size and possible mobile invert polulation would be a canary wrasse halichoeres chrysus. It will actually hunt for them as opposed to eating something it stumbles upon.

I would also add that eliminating or greatly reducing these poulations are not in your best interest. They like any other critters in the tank add to the "whole" package.

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I'd be willing to take some off your hands. :P
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I have a Green Bird Wrasse that takes care of that problem in my tank.
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Old 09-30-2003, 09:37 AM   #6
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Thanks guys, I have decided not to add anymore fish right now... I do not see them much in the day time, and they do a good job of cleanup....So, I am going to let them stay and enjoy themselves...
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