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Old 01/11/2008, 04:02 PM   #1
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Are bristle worms good or bad?

I just looked in my tank and found a pretty large bristle worm eating at the bottom. Should I remove it ASAP? It is a pinkish color.



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Old 01/11/2008, 04:31 PM   #2
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Leave it alone. It's a good scavenger to have.


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Old 01/11/2008, 04:44 PM   #3
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1 to 12 inches no problem.


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Salinity 1.024-6; alkalinity 8.3-9.3 on KH scale; calcium 420; magnesium 1300, temp 78-80, nitrate .2. Ammonia 0. No filters: lps tank. Alk and cal won't rise if mg is low.

Current Tank Info: 105g AquaVim wedge, chromis, royal gramma basslet, tailspot blenny, ocellaris clown, yellow watchman, chestnut turbo snails, bristleworms, couple of hermits.
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Old 01/11/2008, 04:57 PM   #4
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Thanks. It is probably around 5 to 6 inches. It was 1 to 2 inches a month ago. Ill keep it in there until it gets to big.


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Old 01/11/2008, 05:45 PM   #5
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The danger varies with the species, not the size. This article might help:

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2003-04/rs/index.php


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Old 01/11/2008, 07:24 PM   #6
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Here is an image below it is just a little piece of him. Thank you for the link. I will read it later on.





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Old 01/11/2008, 07:38 PM   #7
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I have to agree with what has already been said...consider yourself lucky. Not all of us are graced with free cleaners!


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