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Old 04-02-2006, 10:44 PM   #1
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Bristle worm ?

This is my first foreign animal. I found it in my sump during a water change.

Is it a red bristle worm?

Are they good or bad?

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Old 04-02-2006, 11:53 PM   #2
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I found one yesterday on my sand bed. They are fire worm/red brittle worm. They are bad generally b/c bother fishes if they have a chance to.
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its looks like the run of the mill bristtle worm to me.. having these in your tank s nothing to worry about as they are beneficial to your system as long as they do not get too large... should not be a problem in your sump. they will eat up excess ditrius and such, good luck!!!
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its looks like the run of the mill bristtle worm to me.. having these in your tank s nothing to worry about as they are beneficial to your system as long as they do not get too large
I'll second that. I wish I had more in my display and fuge lol.
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Too late,

I removed it from my sump last night but kept it in a bucket.

I think it is dead now.

If I find another one I will leave it alone.

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Trust me, you'll find a lot more....check at night about an hour after lights out. I have a lot of them and they don't bother anything.....Their population will stay current with their food supply....
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Too late,

I removed it from my sump last night but kept it in a bucket.

I think it is dead now.

If I find another one I will leave it alone.

Thanks for the info
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Sorry i read a book and it said fire worms were predators and it showed a picture of a big worm attacking a goby. Guess i was wrong then. Sorry for the loss of ur worm
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