Bristle worms

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  1. Paul B

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    A while ago I added a Shrimp/gobi combination and just today they moved to a home at the back corner of the tank under my overflow skimmer.
    Anyway they are in a place where food never gets to so I shot some pellets near them. In less than a minute the entire corner of the tank extending about 5" both ways was a maze of large 6" bristleworms. I knew I had a bunch of them but I never knew I had so many. They were crawling all over the shrimp and gobi who didn't seem to mind.
    If anything dies in this tank it wil be gone in minutes. Great scavengers, and I will try to get a better picture.
    I would imagine the worms are a larger percentage of the livestock than my fish.
    Very cool. :yeahdude:
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    That would have freaked me out. Unfortunately, I think my corris wrasse has eaten all of mine.
     
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    They only freak me out when they ask for my car keys. :eek:
     
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    lol!:lol:
     
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    I have a few in my tank as well. I do not see them all the time but I am sure they are there. I have one monster though. I would say he is topping around 300mm (possibly longer) in length and also comes out when there is food. Day or night :p

    They are really beautiful if you actually see them :whistling:
     
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    I have my Tank for about 10months now and I have ALMOST never seen mine...day or night..:eek:..
    Saw it ONCE and took a picture of mine, as I didn't know at the time what it was..:p..1st and only picture of mine..
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    remember in plague proportions means you are over feeding, keep an eye on them as they can become pests
     
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    So I should stop throwing a steak in there every day?
     
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    Depends if your fish like steak
     
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