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Old 03-01-2012, 02:19 AM   #1
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Need worm identification

I found this little guy in my aquarium tonight and was wording what it was. I don't mind it in there as long as it isn't harmful. It also has a red pulsating line going through its head. Please help. Thanks!

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Old 03-01-2012, 02:33 AM   #2
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How long is it? Looks like a young fireworm (bristleworm family).
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It's only about an inch right now.
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:56 AM   #4
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Also you can't see very well in the picture but it has two tentacles on the head and small spines along the side.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:06 PM   #5
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I would guess Bristleworm.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:09 PM   #6
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Looks like a common bristleworm to me.
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Looks like a common bristleworm to me.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:12 PM   #8
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That's what my guess was too. I also went up to my lfs they said the same thing. So harmless bristleworm? Thank you for all the input.
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Yep, unless you touch it. Then it will feel like you've been playing with fiberglass insulation.
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