Unknown worm

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  1. TheresaC

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    Please ID this worm. Found it under a rock in my tank.

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    Bristleworm
    A very common hitchhiker in almost every tank...
    Not necessarily bad... They are very good detritus grazers, but are known to sometimes chow clams as well...
     
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    They good. Will eat all dead and decaying matter. Also all left over foods. Good to have.

    Just do not handle them with your fingers. Those bristles will prick you and they do burn.
     
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    They also known to sting the living daylights out of you.
     
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    Eek!!! I picked it up with my hand. I have a clam so I suppose I shouldnt put it back in the tank? Just to be safe.

    Luckily it didnt sting me.... Pheew...
     
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    if you got one, you got others...

    It will "attack" a dying clam.
    Almost all tanks have these.
     
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    Ok, thanks Riaan. Very helpful like always.
     
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