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robert nellson 12-09-2008 01:52 AM

a big nasty
i pulled this bristle worm out of my tank today. he really makes me cringe so i thought i would share the feeling

An t-iasg 12-09-2008 01:57 AM

:shocked!:Yuck! Yes, I'm cringing too!

Good picture, though!

robert nellson 12-09-2008 03:04 AM

thanks believe it or not the camera i used was a sony cybershot point and shoot i got new for only 200$

Copepod 12-09-2008 06:09 AM

Ewwwwwwwwwwwue...nasty is right...great picture, but even better, great catch !! How did you get it? I have some of those nasties in my 35H I am getting ready to break down...any tips?

marchmaxima 12-09-2008 07:28 AM

That is one ugly dude. I know nothing about these. Off to research!

austinsdad 12-09-2008 08:50 AM

Almost looks like the fireworm with the white hairy stuff. Those pack a nasty punch I've heard if touched. I guess it's just the close-up that I've never seen my bristleworms with the hair. The fireworms are full of the hair. No mistaking those.

Tank2379 12-09-2008 10:02 AM

God Please help us all!!!

I will be in a fetal position under my blankets at home.. Just take it away...


sooju 12-09-2008 10:08 AM

Is that thing really 6" long??? I think I'm going to have nightmares.

Tony Gill 12-09-2008 11:00 AM

Yes, that is a bit impressive - but nothing on a 3 metre bobbit worm (Bobbit worm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia; Stock Photo of a Bobbit Worm - Acclaim Stock Photography).


austinsdad 12-09-2008 11:02 AM

This has nothing to do with a bobbit worm.

melosu58 12-09-2008 11:17 AM

Whatever it is it`s a good pic and will do good in someone`s database.

robert nellson 12-09-2008 12:58 PM

copepod i had tried a few traps with no success then yesterday i was rescaping the rocks and this guy was lying under one so i grabbed it with tongs to get i out i feel good that i shared the "joy" now :)

buddha_red 12-09-2008 01:25 PM

my gosh that thing is huge!

austinsdad 12-09-2008 01:44 PM

I'm sorry Tony. I see that you were comparing it to the bobbit worm now. Thought you were calling it one.

Maybe I should read a little better. :silly:

Ziggy953 12-09-2008 02:41 PM

Excellent photos!

Ray, don't think for one second that a bristle worm doesn't pack a punch too. I speak from experience. Nasty little buggers.

Good choice to use the tongs when handling that guy!

Mudfrog 12-09-2008 03:15 PM

I know nothing about these but that guy is awesome!

Copepod 12-09-2008 03:38 PM

Robert, you have to be incredibly fast to have caught him !!!! I have seen them slither across my tank really fast...for EIGHT years...YUK...sure hope none are as bit as that Daddy...I have caught a few in traps also, but if they are THAT big they won't fit...GADs...I don't even want to put my hand down in the tank now.

What are you going to do with it????

Mudfrog 12-09-2008 03:40 PM

Ok.. stupid question.. how do they get in the tank and why are you removing them?

robert nellson 12-09-2008 03:52 PM

mudfrog: they hitchhike on live rock they can be dangerous to corals

copepod: i lifted the rock up exposing it to light so i think i put it into shock then i put it in vinegar and tossed it in the flowerbed

aquarius75 12-11-2008 02:08 AM

I am new here so I am just now seeing this pic......I can honestly say I have goose bumps all over n my skin is crawling.....My goodness, that is not something I want to run into. I hope my new tank does not have any house quests like that one. LOL:p

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