Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Identification
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-29-2005, 03:17 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 103
ID on crabs and worm

Hi all,

I just purchased my first live rock from an established tank, and it came with some critters, as expected. I found three crabs and a bristleworm. Could someone let me know if these things are going to get along with my future fish and corals?

Photos attached, more can be seen at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49287653@N00/sets/1236856/
Attached Images
File Type: jpg crab_111.jpg (96.8 KB, 37 views)
File Type: jpg worm_877.jpg (173.4 KB, 63 views)
File Type: jpg crab_410.jpg (96.8 KB, 22 views)

__________________
bromion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2005, 08:09 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Fluff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 11,423
The worm looks like a fireworm and not something you really want in a tank with corals. The hermit is 50/50. I'd leave him but watch him. He's probably harmless.
__________________
~Cindy
Fluff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2005, 10:56 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 5
Ditto on the crabs. Keep an eye on them.

The worm is about the size where I start getting nervous and remove from the tank anyway, regardless of whether or not it's a fireworm. Don't touch the bristles...they sting like crazy and you'll itch for several days afterward.
__________________
Melodyepta is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
crab, crabs, worm

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
need worm id matt1245 Saltwater & Reef - Identification 9 07-11-2009 04:37 AM
good worm or bad worm? vsnsofadrgn Saltwater & Reef - Identification 5 07-30-2007 09:55 AM
Scarlet Hermit Crabs Vs. Blue Leg Hermit Crabs badfish Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 14 04-11-2005 09:42 AM
The Freaks come out at night. Crabs, Crabs, and more Crabs. EL Diablo Saltwater Reef Aquaria 22 01-07-2005 04:24 PM
red claw crabs (crabs in general) thanew Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 12-19-2004 12:39 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.