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Old 05-14-2014, 05:33 PM   #1
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Identification?

Seems like I have such live rock hitch hikers. Help?

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Old 05-14-2014, 05:34 PM   #2
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It's the little orange guy...

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Old 05-14-2014, 05:54 PM   #3
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Looks like a bristleworm, kinda hard to tell because it looks like it's partially embedded in the sand.
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Are they harmless? I'm just coming over from fresh water so I'm not sure

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Yes 100% harmless just don't touch them. They have sharp setae (bristles) that feel like fiber glass shards in your fingers
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Thanks for the heads up!

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Old 05-14-2014, 06:42 PM   #7
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They're good tank scavengers. Just don't touch them, as bribo said, they're setae are very irritating... I actually touched my first bristleworm recently lol. It didn't actually release any setae, I just brushed past it. I was so relieved when I realized I had touched it but it hadn't released any spines lol.
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