Some kind of worm, is this worm good?

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  1. lanzo

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    Hey hey
    This afternoon i cleaned my internal filters and this is what i found?
    Is this thing good or bad?
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    Looks like the flesh eating often fatal, killer peanut worm to me:lol:

    Peanut worm - good guy if it is, it doesn't look like a nastie anyway
     
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    That is a peanut worm. should not be a problem at all in your system (your tanks that is!).
     
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    yip, wont try to put it in my system:lol:

    I took the bugger out and placed hip in a small plastic "koppie".
    What does this worm do?
     
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    It's a free member of the clean up crew, get it back in quick - it only does good and won't hurt any healthy fish or coral
     
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    How many bristel worms must be in a tank, because i have millions!!!!!!!!!
     
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    depends on how much spare food there is, if you overfeed you get more, as they will breed according to conditions
     
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    Then you have nearly enough :whistling:
     
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    O.k??
    And if i turn off the ligts, i see this little stuff big and small running around in my ttank.
    Are these good or not?
     
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    do they look like fleas? if so they are probably copepods - also good
     
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    How do you see when the lights are off.

    You must catch all of them with a pair of tweezers.:biggrin:
     
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    Only joking with you what Wee Man said is correct.
     
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    yip,Trillions of them!!!
     
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    yep, very good for your system. Some fish eat them so they're always welcome.
     
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