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  1. Gummi Bear

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    Good Day lady's and Gents..

    Guys I need your help,, Over the past week,, My Tank is infested with worms,,,ok Not infested but getting there,,,
    1.. I think the one is a bristle worm.. Are they good or bad,,, there is one that is about 5 cm long ..
    2.. I am not what is this a worm or type of Star fish,,, It looks like a daddy long legs spider ,, can't really get a good picture as there hide in the rocks,, it's white and black in colour

    I have some pics below

    Please help,, are they good to keep or not

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    Above is the Bristle worm I think
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    So more pics the one circled in red is the spider thinge
     
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    Is this possible ,, A bristle worm eats a whole fish,,, Now I am worried

     
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    That pic looks very similar to what I have in my tank - I think it is a bristleworm. Also going to have to find a way of removing it!
     
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    I got some in my tank but the boxing shrimp keeps them in check
     
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    I also have a lot of flie looking things in the tank,,, They get stuck on the glass,, looks like flies are these ok
     
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    Bristleworms are part of your cleanup crew.

    Only if one of them really gets big, then you can remove it. Like over 30cm or more. I got loads of them. Just be carfull when moving rocks. They hide under and you can get stuck by the hair, nasty burn. I had some big ones, 10cm or bigger. but I think the smaller ones outcompete the bigger ones for food.
     
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    Riaan,, By any chance do you know what is the star looking thing, I have a few in my tank as well,,,I think it came with the corals I got from Rory
     
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    That small little white spots,
    Think they are called asterina. Harmless. Lots of tanks have them. I do not have any.
     
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    You have bristleworms, tiny brittle starfish and copepods or amphipods, all good things to have in your tank. :)
     
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    Thanks so much
     
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