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Old 02-07-2007, 09:58 PM   #21
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Well I couldn't resist. Here is some photos of the critters. These well fed guys are not fully stretched out but they all are over 4" in current state (not stretched).

This guy is folded over himself multiple times (guestimated unstretched length ~ 8")

Here is a ball of smaller ones (guestimated unstretched length ~ 4")

This guy wraps all the way around my suncoral and is shown in perspective with a fairly decent sized peppermint (guestimated unstretched length ~ 10")

When these guys stretch out they can get about 2 x the above mentioned sizes.

Now everybody say eewww yuck!!

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Yikes, those are scary! Thanks for posting those pics. My big ones look just like those, the small ones don't though.


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Wow! That is a wormy situation!
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I would be interested in know what else eats bristleworms too
Coral banded shrimp as well as arrow crabs will eat them. Along with the six-line, there are other wrasses and dottybacks/psuedochromis that will prey on bristleworms. I'm not sure if they would be any help w/ ones as large as the ones above though lol...cool pics.
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Wow! That's why I don't clean my tank with bare hands anymore!

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