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Old 10-27-2008, 07:02 PM   #1
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Bristle Worms?

Hey guys, Just wondering if Bristle Worms Hide in the SAND or are they more living in the rocks? Just asking cause i saw a few worm holes on the side of my glass these pas couple days but they are very tiny but i saw but pretty long just wondering what those little worms are?
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From my experience they hide in the rocks.
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HHHHMMMMM, Wonder what those could be .. I saw one and it looked like a Tiny Worm I was trying to get a Picture of it but my Camera Sucks.... Looks like they like to be on the glass where the Diatoms it hard to get 2....
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IME just recently (before tank transfer) I had them all over the place....on my rocks and in the sand and up against the glass in the sand....you could see their trails.. I also had them living inside of empty shells as well...
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btw...try not to touch them....I understand that they can bite ...I think???
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They're nasty! How do I get rid of them?
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Yes, they can live in the sand.
You don't want to touch them not because they bite, but because the bristles can irritate your skin if you get stuck by them.


IME - im my experience

They may look nasty, but the are a helpful part of a clean up crew.
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Now can they just appear out of nowhere because i've had my tank for three months and i am now seeing tiny mini one on my glass crawling/ especially on the side of the sand where the the glass and sand meet.....
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In My Experience. I was just saying that In my experience I have seen them going in and coming out of Rock. Here are a few links on them. I dont doubt that they dont live in the sand I`ve just never seen it.

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