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Old 09-12-2004, 12:13 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by RMeyer
I caught about 20 total. I then noticed that 1 live rock seemed to "house" more than the rest of my LR I removed about a 5# piece of rock broke it open and could not count how many worm in that one piece.
I wouldn't suggest removing every worm you see in the tank. Most in fact are harmless and add to a healthy ecosystem. Fireworms are usually few a far between depending on where the rock originated from. Unless you can possitively ID the worm as dangerous (usually quite visually different), then I would leave them be.

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Old 09-12-2004, 12:26 PM   #12
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That sucks to have a coral eating bristle worm. I guess your chances might be good in winning the lottery.
Try to pull it out by grabbing the upper portion. If you rip it's head off in the process the body can't regenerate but the head can regenerate a new body. That's what I remember reading somewhere. Not sure though. I guess I wasn't any help.
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Old 09-12-2004, 09:39 PM   #13
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Most in fact are harmless and add to a healthy ecosystem
I agree but that many some need to be moved as well they were bugging a large blue mushroom colony that I had end result colonly spilt and about a quarter of my shroom died. Still had plenty of worms running around at night.
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heh its really fun to watch a mantis shrimp eat one of these guys.. I pitted a very thick one about 6-7 inches long versus a baby mantis shrimp, about 2 inches long, and man did the mantis feast!
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I caught mine in the act of sucking on that same piece of coral again...so now he's going to be living out his life in the sump. I could have put him in with the mantis...maybe I'll save that bit of excitement for a time when we have guests over.

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