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Old 05-12-2005, 12:24 AM   #1
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Worm ID

Sorry for no pics cuz the worm is small sized. But I have two worms that are red and black colored with white spines coming out the side. I was wondering if this is a beneficial bristelworm or something dangerous.
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Welcome to AA, that sounds like a fire worm, you don't want it in your tank but don't touch it. Like a bee sting. 8O
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Here is a pic of a bristleworm. (fifth pic down) http://www.reefs.org/hhfaq/pages/mai.../faq_rock3.htm
Here is a few pics of bearded fire worms. http://www.coralsphere.com/usfireworm.html
http://myunderwaterworld.com/curfireworm.htm
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When in doubt, take it out. Sounds like a bearded fireworm. This is something you do not want in your tank. They are fierce preditors and should be removed ASAP. Care not touch them.
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Thanks for the welcome. Well its definitly not the bearded fireworm. The bristles on that worm are too "fluffly" like. Its more like a regular bristleworm. Thanks for the help!
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Sounds like a keeper then.
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