Worm ID

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  1. crispin

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    i found this fella in my overflow section, feeding on dead snails...anybody with an id, i sumped him now and he's a good 6-8cm which is a sizeable thing in real life.....

    i took him to be a 'fire worm' which i think is just a relative of a bristle worm....i dont play in my sump that often so he can live there and i'll just watch out for him....

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    JacquesB would always argue that a Bristle and a Fire worm were the exact same thing, just different names for them...I on the other hand believe the two are different and agree that that looks like a Fire Worm to me...Fire cause it burns like hell when it stings you :eek:
     
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    What's it with worms today? I hope I don't find one in my tank when I get home.........
     
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    IMHO all worms are benifitial...
     
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    Fireworms have better ammunition and are predatory
     
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    Have to disagree there Glensicle , most Poly's are actually scavengers.

    @crispin...looks like a "fire worm" to me as well (with so many species I guess a accurate ID is out of the question :()
     
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    Fransickle take a large scavenger and make it hungry and you have a predator, same as crabs etc
     
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    Point taken (I do however still disagree :tt2:).....but then again I feed my fish ...A LOT
     
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    Ha fransickle you should never have moved to whale country life is too quiet in ct now!
     

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