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  1. Zenith

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    Hi All

    I have discovered a couple of worms hiding underneath my rocks and checked up on the net about them. I have not yet id them but i heard fire worms is bad for you reef, should i remove all of the worms or is there any good worms that i should actualy keep. I read that bristle worms is actualy good for your reef and fire worm will eat your nennies.How do i id them, is there a site with pictures of the worms..


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    post a pic and lets have a look !!
     
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    will ask them to pose for me for a nice pic
     
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    speak nicely to them ..... if they re bristle worms, then feed the tank and they will come out !
     
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    See if vernon koekemoer is available, i hear he uses them for dental floss
     
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    "Worms" are generally harmless, and IMHO should be treated as innocent until one had positive evidence to the contrary.

    Hennie
     
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    I'm with RM on this one ...I have quite a few and havent seen any ill harm. I use one of those red led lights to see them after lights out. Actually quite cool IMHO and has to serve a purpose.
     
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    i have about 2 worms in my tank that i know about. Found the second one today and a crapped my pants. but they harmless. Give it time!
     
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    just dont touch them or you will be sorry
     
  11. coral diver

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    Most Marine worm are scavenger and harmless they normally hide during lights on, I would leave it alone, not unless its 1 meter long you might want to get a harpoon.
     
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    Agree with all of the above, except the dental floss (until more information is available). :)
     
  13. Zenith

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    sweet.

    My worms is about 3cm or smaller, i will upload some pics later
     
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    Here is some pictures[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    anyone for an id on them
     
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    Hi bra if they get to big flush them, or get a banana wrass he will chow them
     
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    They are bristle worms, and they are good to have.
     
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    Bristle worm do not touch it with bare hand, their harmless and a good clean up criter
     
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    Got about 3 in my DT. The one is getting very long! Zenith good creatures!
     
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    Definately bristle worms. Pretty harmless unless you touch them
     
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    Thanks for the help everybody
     
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