So do bristleworms harm clams?
I read somewhere that they will eat clams.
I also read somewhere else that this is a misconception. This person felt the clams were on their way out, and clams go quickly they said, often overnight. This left the aquarist to wake up and find bristleworms scurrying out of the new-empty clam shell, causing the aquarist to believe the worms had eaten the live clam, when it actuality they had eaten the remains.
I've read all over this site that as long as you don't have a certain kind (which I did, when the LR
first came in...the bright orange/red one with a blick stripe down its "back) they're excellent sand-stirrers and detritus consumers. So, my question is... are bristleworms really harmful to clams? I'm considering buying some GARF grunge or some LR
rubbles and I don't want to introduce bristleworms if they really are harmful to my clam. Thanks all!
125 gallon saltwater: 55gal sump, 4 Blue-Green Chromis, Purple Tang, True Perc, Firefish, Royal Gramma, 5 Ricordea, Bubble Coral, 15 Pulsing Xenia, Green Star Polyps, Deresa clam, Green-Tip Torch Coral (about 11 "heads"!), Orange Montipora Cap, Purple M. Digitata, Green Slimer Acro. Yongei, 3 Orange M. Digitata, Pink&Green Acro. Millepora