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Old 05-14-2013, 12:08 AM   #1
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I was sitting staring into my tank after all the bright lights went out and only
Moon lights were on i noticed puffs of smoke like coming from rocks in different places in my tank .
I saw a worm come out and go back into the rock .
Are these good ?
If not will my copper band butterfly fish eat them ?
Will they do anything to my other fish or anemone ?
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:10 PM   #2
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Sounds like Bristle worms pooping. That's what mine look like. Blech
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:24 PM   #3
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Its not pooping. The bristle worms release those "gases" to mate. Thats exactly whats going on if that was a bristle worm.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:25 PM   #4
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And no it wont harm anything and isnt at all bad for your tank. Bristleworms are one "worm" that you can have in your tank and not have to worry.
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And no it wont harm anything and isnt at all bad for your tank. Bristleworms are one "worm" that you can have in your tank and not have to worry.
This wasn't a bristle worm.
I have them and they are red/white with bristles .
This looked like a earth worm coming out of my rocks.
I so have bristle worms though
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They come in many colors. That sounds like worms spawning to me.
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They come in many colors. That sounds like worms spawning to me.
Are they harmless ?
Anything to worry about ?
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Nothing to worry about. Consider them a free cleanup crew.
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Bristle worms are alright to have in your tank if you can keep them under control, unchecked they will take over and multiply like crazy in no time ( I went thru that ) , you need a banded coral shrimp or 2 ( depending on the size of your tank ) to keep them in check. You can get a clean up crew of crabs and snail that are much more entertaining usually around $25 at your local reef supplier.
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:56 AM   #10
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Thanks again .
I knew about the bristle worms since I first set up but this different worm I just noticed a few days ago .
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