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post #11 of 16 Old 05-19-2007, 09:37 PM
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Bristle worms are a huge benefit to a reef system. They will quickly consume corpses of fish and inverts that might otherwise go unfound without tearing apart all of your rockwork. They also help consume detritus from your system. Unless they get quite large (excess of 6") there is no major cause for concern. And yes, as previously stated, I would avoid touching these guys with your bare hands.

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post #12 of 16 Old 05-20-2007, 02:17 PM
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my girl friend can't put clown gobbies in her tank cause at night the clown gobies rest on a rock and the bristle worms come out and eat them.she lost one a night until she gave up owning small fish that laid down at night.hers are pretty agressive so she and i are afraid to try clams also because bristle worms will crawl in and eat some clams.her worms cam from my tank.i figure their just a very healthy agressive strain.i looked em up an their just the typical kind,mostly arround 3 or 4 inches.
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post #13 of 16 Old 05-20-2007, 06:53 PM
I've seen them around 24" long and as was said, about the thickness of an adult pinkie.
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post #14 of 16 Old 05-21-2007, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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it's crazy how many different worms there are in the ocean. i can just imagine how big these guys get unrestricted. Those, i think they're called tube worms, that live by the hot vents on the ocean floor are crazy. They get huge.
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post #15 of 16 Old 05-28-2007, 07:32 AM
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Why not to touch a bristleworm: Ouch!


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post #16 of 16 Old 06-10-2007, 07:13 PM
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looks like fiberglass. That should be their new name, "Fiberglass"!
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