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Old 02-12-2020, 05:11 PM   #1
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Bristle Worm

So these guys came in on some live rock and multiplied quite a bit. I know they're bristle worms but im not sure which kind. More importanly are they harmful to fish or corals? I caught one of the clownfish trying to eat one earlier, so i hope they aren't poisonous. Any info helps, TIA!!
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Bristle worms are harmless members of your clean up crew. They are unable to catch a healthy fish. They will still do their job and clean up, so a dying fish is free game...hence any bad wrap they might have. Only issue with them is the bristles, which hurt. So, just don't touch them.
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I agree. Harmless and they thrive on overfeeding so if you want to keep their numbers limited don't overfeed.
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