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Old 08-31-2011, 10:45 AM   #1
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Red worms in my live sand and live rock

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I have a lot of weird looking worms in my tank does anyone know what they are and how to get rid of them?
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:56 PM   #2
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They look like bristle worms mate some people say they r good others say they r bad , you can bye traps or make them but don't touch them the bristles on there sides sting
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:59 PM   #3
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They are usually good for the tank - help clear out decay and turn the sand pretty good. But like Alfie said, don't touch them.

A six line wrasse will eat them though. They are pretty good at taking care of pests.
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They are starting to take over my tank. Do u know if a 6 line wrasse will get along with my clown fish? My tank is only 30 gal. I appreciate all the information.
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:18 PM   #5
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They are starting to take over my tank. Do u know if a 6 line wrasse will get along with my clown fish? My tank is only 30 gal. I appreciate all the information.
I have one in my 45 gal with a pair of clowns and they hang out a lot. The 6 Line kind of drew the two clowns out. They stayed at the top right corner of the tank until I added the 6 Line. Now they are all over the place.
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I have a six line and 2 clowns in a 40 gal and they get along fine. Six lines are really hardy and easy to take care of. They aren't aggressive, but they will hold their own ground.
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just cut back on feeding and you'll see less of them. their population and sizes will shrink with the available food supply. you are overfeeding.
-a 6 line wrasse will not eat large bristle worms. only the babies.
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It's funny u say that about your clown fish I noticed mine have been hang out in the same corner lately. I'm going to get a 6 line wrasse tonight. I will definitely cut back on the feeding also.
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just a FYI- i have fed a 150 gallon reef tank 2 x a week for about a year and the fish are quite healthy and anything but thin looking.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:23 PM   #10
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Wow I've been feeding 2x a day. I really need to cut down.
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