worm on goniopora coral

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  1. blackghostknife

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    HI Guys

    I saw this worm like thing last night in feeding my corals. its on my goniopora coral at the moment, the only reason I saw it was because I startled the coral and it retracted all its heads.

    is this a good thing or bad???

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    it looks like a peanut worm... harmless to coral it will feed on leftover food
     
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    did you see the head? does it look like this?

    PeanutWorm-DSC_1460a.jpg

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    or it could be a bristle worm which is also harmless to corals and feeds on leftovers.. some consider them part of CUC others dont like having too many of them which can be indication of overfeeding
     
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    HI @HOT SAUCE

    Thank you for the response, i will look at it closely this weekend to see whether it looks like that picture.

    Thank you
     
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