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Old 10-11-2013, 12:55 AM   #11
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Sounds like there staying just wanted to make sure they are not harmful
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:00 AM   #12
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I'm pretty sure wrasses eat them, I know in my mostly wrasse tank that I dont have a single one anymore. lol But really, they arent going to hurt anything but you if you happen to be in the tank and brush into one. Thats my biggest fear to be honest, I was dead set against them but I have come to appreciate them in a way. I usually wear rubber gloves when working in the tank that has the most, I have some as fat as my thumb and so long in length that i sometimes see 10 inches out and there is no end in sight. Kinda scary but I have clean rock and sand and I bet its attributed to them.
Are they sharp or poisonous then? I haven't seen any in my tank yet however I do have a coral banded shrimp.
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:40 AM   #13
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The little "hairs" on the worm are nasty and can get stuck in your hand, from what I hear its kinda painful if you get a few in you. They are not poisonous though. So pretty much you just leave them alone. lol
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It's basically the equivalent of getting fiberglass in your skin.
Big worms= a lot of available food
To limit the worm population and size I suggest you cut back on feeding.
A coral banded shrimp may get a little one here and there, but it's not a solution to a large worm population.

To distinguish the difference, you could look here:
http://www.chucksaddiction.com/hitchhikers.html
you may want to save that to favorites for future reference.
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The little "hairs" on the worm are nasty and can get stuck in your hand, from what I hear its kinda painful if you get a few in you. They are not poisonous though. So pretty much you just leave them alone. lol
I got stuck recently and it honestly didn't hurt at all. It was a little itchy though. I just used one of my tank towels to pull them out
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It's like a bee sting. I personally don't notice, but it'd kill my aunt and brother in law. Goal is not to get stung either way.
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