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    What worm is this? Good or bad leave it in or take it?
     
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    Can't get the pic to upload
     
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    Looks like a bristle worm to me. What size is it?
     
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    15cm ish
     
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    Two oceans book says its a fire worm. But now is it good or bad?
     
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    It could be, it is a little hard to tell if the bristles are fluffy or not from the pic :blush:
    I don't think the size is a problem, I have seen some people pulling monter size worms out of their tanks! If it is a fire worm, just watch out for their bristles, they are venomous.

    Maybe check this blog out (and see what the other forum members say):
    What To Do With Bristle Worms?
     
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    Bristleworms / fire worms are detritus eaters. In general they are good for your tank, unless they are getting really big, but have to admit, have never seen big ones in a tank before.
    I have quite a few in my tank, and usually only see them when I feed. The rest of the time they hide in / under the rocks.
     
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    Awesome worms.

    Only issue or problem with them, especially the big ones are that they always hide under the rock. Not problem in that, only when you pick up that rock and end up with may tiny needles in your hand. It burns...

    But they are an excellent member of your clean up crew.
     
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