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Old 04-03-2015, 03:08 PM   #1
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Worm?

I was cleaning out my nano cube and found this in the back inside the circulator pump chamber

It's about 8-10 cm long (4+ inches) looks kind of hairy and shines like my boa does under light. I cleaned my tank with hot water so I assumed that killed it as it is motionless . But what was it! If it wasn't for the hairy look of it I'd assume a leech if it was fresh water ....

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Old 04-03-2015, 03:20 PM   #2
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That is a large bristleworm. Great part of your clean up crew. Watch those spines as they pack quite a punch, like a bee sting I'm told.
They are a great indicator of what is going on in your tank. They can stay small and in few numbers, but if you overfeed their numbers will explode and they will get gigantic...which is where everyone then thinks they have a fireworm when in reality they do not.
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Thank you so much.
I wish I would of found it before it died.... Hasn't moved in a while now so assuming dead. Sad

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