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Old 04-02-2010, 06:31 PM   #1
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New Hitchhiker on my Live Rock...

I was checking on my Damselfish and two hermits that I have in my 6 gallon tank and..."Oh my gosh, Honey, come look at this thing", "No, really come here", "Get in here! There's a worm in the tank!" :censor:

After looking up salt water worms on google images, we saw that we have a small Bristle Worm. Yuk!

My husband is impressed, I'm horrified. I know what I'll be dreaming about tonight. But since we're not doing coral just yet and probably never in that tank, he wants to keep it.

I've grown admiration for my hermint crabs and actually think they are adorable, but I don't think I'll ever find a fondness for a Bristle Worm. *shutter*
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Old 04-03-2010, 02:05 PM   #2
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Keep looking Carla, there's more to come! lol
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Old 04-03-2010, 02:26 PM   #3
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Bristle worms are great janitors. He`ll help eat any uneaten food in your tank.
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:29 PM   #4
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We now think that there are two of them. We're turning on a red light tonight and watching to see what happens. I guess that will be my entertainment while everyone watches the game. Go WVU!
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We have three. Really creepy. How big will they grow?
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Old 04-04-2010, 12:34 AM   #6
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They can get really big. I just moved my tank and pulled one out about 20cm long. Maybe bigger. Its bristle legs were about the size of a normalish bristle worm. It was scary.

When i use to feed my eel squid, He'd pop is head out too looking around for something to feed on.
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Good Ole Bristle Worm just make sure you don't touch them they can be a little stingy. Oh and Sorry about WVU....
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So far we've only seen about 2", they've not come completely out in the open yet. At least not when we're looking
Thanks Tank. Guess I'll have to wait to burn my couch
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They will never come completely out. That's why it's so hard to know how big they are until you break down a tank. There are many types of those worms so not all will get hugh.
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Finally got a picture...now we think there are probably four of them. They come out (a little) when I feed the fish.

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