Red worms

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  1. cuenm

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    hi everyone.
    check out the pic plz, i have a number of these guys in rocks and substrate. fish aren't keen on eating them, i thought they would be.
    they have a number of long 'tendrils' attached to the main body which they move around gravel with.
    should i worry??
     
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    Wheres the pic? Sounds like bristle worms to me.. They are good for the tank.Does it look like this? Bristleworm
     
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    hey, nope not bristle worms, more like a blood worm.
    can you look in my image uploader beneath my name, having trouble uploading

    47504dbe6bdb5c31c.jpg
     
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    whoa
     
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    perhaps this is it:
    Eastern Cape Scuba Diving
    doesnt look too much like the medusa worm, they been in the tank for 2 weeks while cycling with live rock from PE coastline. cant find other info though, anybody had them???
     
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    hi Sihaya
    why do you say they good to have?
    as far as looking on other forums it seems medusa and fish dying seem to pop up in the same thread..
    would you suggest attempting to get rid of these organisms before introducing fish/corals?
     
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    When you stock the tank, buy a wrasse of some kind. No more worms.
     
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    Hi bud
    I have hade them in my tank for some time now... no problems at all
     
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    great, thanks Lycan.
    was not looking forward to loosing fish nor taking rocks out to clean.
    and a wrasse will definately be in the tank then..
     
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    They're good scavangers. And if you have a sand bed, they can be good "sand churners." I always liked them. :)
     

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