Originally Posted by aa777rob
i came out this morning, turned on the lights in the tank to wake everyone up, and about 10 mins later i see a GIANT bristleworm making his way across the bottom of the tank!!! he's probably 12" as is. my question is, is there any benefit to these guys? and if so, do you want it?! i cant stand the sight of the **** thing but if someone could enjoy having this monster, and you're in Dallas, you can have it. if not, he'll meet his demise down the toilet later.
That's a huge bristle worm!!!! I saw a YouTube video once of a huge bristle worm popping out and snagging a snail. After that, I decided to get my coral banded shrimp (supposedly they eat them but not on that large of a scale). If he is that big, I wouldn't leave him in my tank but there are people who I'm sure will disagree. While people like them because they can eat waste and sift through sand, you have to remember that they will eat just about anything. That big of a worm might not be beneficial. Personally, I hate them. I will take starfish, crabs, snails, shrimp...pretty much anything over bristle worms though!
. I vote to get it out and flush it! LOL!