Fireworm?

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  1. Jacojs

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    Hi.

    Is this a fireworm? I was looking at it for a loooooong time and when I realized I should take a photo it was almost too late.

    So if it is a fireworm is it bad news or can I leave it alone?

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    '' Fireworms eat coral by draping themselves over the coral tips and sucking the living coral animals out of their rocky skeletons. It's rather barbaric if you think about it. Keep your eyes peeled for fireworms anytime you see colorful, healthy coral with dead white tips, it is a good clue that they are nearby and you might get lucky and spot one.""
    http://scuba.about.com/od/aquaticlifetoavoid/p/BeardedFireworms.htm


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    I don't think that's a fireworm, looks like the bristleworms I have in my tank as well.

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    Yeah the fireworms look very colourful actually. I hope mine is a bristle because its pretty frikkin big!
     
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    I also have huge ones, and they can stretch out far

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    Bristle worm
     

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