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Old 10-24-2012, 10:27 AM   #1
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morning surprise, GIANT bristleworm! any good?

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.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:16 AM   #2
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Not a sw person, but I live in your area. So I'm wondering, what are your favorite LFSs?
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:17 AM   #3
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:42 AM   #4
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I don't think it's a bristle worm. It might be a coral eating fire worm. Happen to get any pics?
Bristle worms are ok, fire worms not so much.
Anyone else?
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:47 AM   #5
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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!
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i think i attached it, isnt the best pic but will get a better one in a bit...i'll have to take the bag out of the water and get a better pic. if i dont get attacked!
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here's a little better pic of it
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here's a little better pic of it
OMG! I'm not sure if I could catch it! SCURD!!! LOL!
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:10 PM   #9
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Holy cow! How'd you get that thing out of your tank???
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:11 PM   #10
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If I lived near you I'd take it and throw it in my aggressive tank. He wouldn't make it more than a quarter of the way down before my Huma or Lunar Wrasse would destroy it! Then again that worm looks like it belongs in a predator tank! Lol
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