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Old 10/04/2007, 02:16 AM
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There is a bunch of scary looking red worms in my tank...what are they??

I just checked out my tank after the lights were turned off for they day and noticed a bunch of red worms things all over the place! What are these things...some of them are pretty big....up to 2 inches long...oh and they have lots of legs? Are they bad.....have they been eating my zoanthids.. cause something has been....


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Old 10/04/2007, 02:30 AM
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Most probably just bristtle worms, most of them are detrivorous.
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Old 10/04/2007, 02:38 AM
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Anything like that guy? They are beneficial filterfeeders and only in strange and/or extreme situations do they ever cause a problem. I wouldn't be concerned
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Old 10/04/2007, 02:50 AM
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Don't touch them with your skin, they will "sting" you. If it happens soak the wound in white vinegar.

They are good for the tank though.
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Old 10/04/2007, 03:14 AM
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thats it! okay good to know.

thanks

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Old 10/04/2007, 03:29 AM
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Ive seen bristle worms.. and even smaller ones.. anybody know what the Really small Red ones.. look like tubaflex worms..
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Old 10/04/2007, 03:29 AM
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Re: There is a bunch of scary looking red worms in my tank...what are they??

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I just checked out my tank after the lights were turned off for they day and noticed a bunch of red worms things all over the place! What are these things...some of them are pretty big....up to 2 inches long...oh and they have lots of legs? Are they bad.....have they been eating my zoanthids.. cause something has been....


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I don't think bristle worms eat zoanthids.
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Old 10/04/2007, 05:20 AM
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deff are bristle worms.. I have seen it happen. I saw a bristleworm eating my zoa. I saw juice flowing through the worm.
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Old 10/04/2007, 05:52 AM
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the species that eats soft coral are very rare and their not red.
 

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