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post #1 of 9 Old 06-11-2010, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Can you ID this critter?



Looks like a centipede, the head and rear are orange/pink, the middle of the body is black/dark blue. Those white thinks sticking out from the body appear to be legs. Anyone know what this is, and if its good/bad?
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post #2 of 9 Old 06-11-2010, 09:56 PM
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it's a thistle worm don't pick it up with bare hands the spikes will stay in your hand.

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post #3 of 9 Old 06-11-2010, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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Safe to leave in the tank?
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post #4 of 9 Old 06-11-2010, 10:05 PM
it's a bristle worm i would remove it with theazer(or what ever).

I'd what for an expert to conferm(you now what i mean).
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post #5 of 9 Old 06-11-2010, 10:42 PM
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actually they are fine in the tank and really good for your sand.... oh yes it is a bristle worm BTW.... if you find the population getting a bit out of control i believe some one mentioned 6 lined wares' as good for them.... i have a number of themin mine and they really help keep the sand aerated

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post #6 of 9 Old 06-16-2010, 11:05 AM
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Just trying to clarify because of confusing words to help everyone. Did you guys say it is a bristle worm, is good for sand, can be removed with tweezers, and can be controlled by Six Line Wrasses?

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1 Female Clown-Isolated for bullying
1 Chromis
1 Longnose Hawk
Zoanthids
Some Xenia
Some Long-tentacled Leather Mushrooms
Organ Pipe
Bubble Coral


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post #7 of 9 Old 06-16-2010, 12:29 PM
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I am skeptical about using Six-Line Wrasse as a method of Bristleworm removal. They are very aggressive fish for their size and in smaller aquariums become a nightmare as they chase anything even close in size. They are very territorial and are better reserved for 6 foot and larger tanks.

If you have a Bristleworm problem, cut back on the amount you feed.



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post #8 of 9 Old 06-16-2010, 04:40 PM
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I am skeptical about using Six-Line Wrasse as a method of Bristleworm removal. They are very aggressive fish for their size and in smaller aquariums become a nightmare as they chase anything even close in size. They are very territorial and are better reserved for 6 foot and larger tanks.

If you have a Bristleworm problem, cut back on the amount you feed.

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post #9 of 9 Old 06-16-2010, 04:56 PM
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From what I have read, I make it +2. The Six Line Wrasse thing from me was merely interpreting what others had said for the original poster. I don't have bristle worms or the need for any control. Just in case anybody was confused.

Tanks:
54 Corner Saltwater with 80 ish lbs. LR, 40 LBS. LS, Aqua C Remora Pro Skimmer with Rio 1100 pump, and Marineland C-220 Canister Filter with ROWA inserted for Phosphate (Sump being planned)
Livestock:
1 Female Clown-Isolated for bullying
1 Chromis
1 Longnose Hawk
Zoanthids
Some Xenia
Some Long-tentacled Leather Mushrooms
Organ Pipe
Bubble Coral


3 Gallon Fresh Eclipse with some decorations and a Lemon Tetra
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