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Old 12/29/2007, 11:07 PM
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HUGE Bristleworm...

I found a bristleworm crawling across the bottom of my tank that was over a foot long. It has to be close to 2 feet when stretched out.

I am thinking this is a problem, but not sure?
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Old 12/29/2007, 11:15 PM
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I had one about that size and probably 1/2 in. diameter in my old tank. It scared the crap out of me when I first saw it but I left him in there, never touch a thing.
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Old 12/29/2007, 11:27 PM
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Awsome. You should take it out and cut it into small pieces so you can have more. They're good detritivores....assuming it is of the pink variety.
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Old 12/30/2007, 12:09 AM
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no pics?????????????
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Old 12/30/2007, 12:54 AM
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Had a 4' one. The ones that big are actually not bristles but a different species whose name left me 3 beers ago.

There is a member who had a 7' one. Creepy.

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Old 12/30/2007, 08:40 AM
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There's no reason to worry about a worm that size unless you can confirm that it's a eunicid of Oenone. If it's got the painful bristles then it isn't and it's completely harmless.
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Old 12/30/2007, 09:08 AM
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That is so gross. Got a pic? lol
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Old 12/30/2007, 09:43 AM
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I had 4 10" -ers who never left their own rocks. Really sorry to lose those guys: they kept their rocks really healthy.
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Old 12/31/2007, 09:16 AM
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Unfortunately, I don't have a macro lens for my camera. So my pics always turn out pretty crappy.

There was no way I was gonna touch it, so I don't know if it stings or not. But it is a pinkish color, and pretty skinny for its length.

I think for now I will leave him in there...

Thanks for the help.
 

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