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Old 03-18-2012, 03:32 PM   #1
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what is this worm

Found this in my seahorse tank. Get rid of it? Or is it a keeper?

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Old 03-18-2012, 07:17 PM   #2
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Looks like a common Bristleworm, I'd pitch it. Not necessarily bad, but they can overpopulate and usually if you have one medium sized one, you've got 10 that you can't see.... Seahorses huh? Been thinking of one in my refuge!
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They eat fish poop and left over food. They arnt bad to have around but population can get out of control if not properly monitored.
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I am not sure I would put a sehorse in my refuge...They are so fascinating to watch.
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Yeah, I agree but there is way too much flow in my DT. Only other option for me would be a species specific setup.....good idea!
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I did start a new tank, It really is so awsome. not real big. They do so much better in a not so big tank because of feeding them. I hatch brine shrimp for them on a weekly basis. I also have 2 clown gobies...and a small CUC
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From what I understand, they need a lot more nutrition than brine shrimp can provide. you might try to get them eating mysis. That said, an abundance of worms means overfeeding. Their populations will rise and fall with the food availability. They won't hurt anything in your tank.
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They are getting mini myisis also. With copepods too.
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Definitely try to limit the brine shrimp. Once they're a day or two old they;re nothing but fiber. Would you care to share your seahorse setup?
Flreefer, seahorses in the fuge is probably not a great idea. They really need a dedicated tank with low flow and a lower temperature.
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