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Old 12-21-2006, 09:48 PM   #1
 
is it harmful

i just purchased a new piece of live rock with some mushroom corals on it. whie looking at it i noticed this millipead looking thing and i was wondering if someone coulg tell me to keep it or destroy it. it looks like a tentical of a brown brittle star
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Old 12-21-2006, 09:52 PM   #2
 
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Hi and welcome aboard, Jason.

It sounds like a bristlestar indeed. I used to have them when I kept marine before. Not harmful when small and will eat detritus but large ones probably are.
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Old 12-21-2006, 09:55 PM   #3
 
but it does not have a bunch of tenticles just looks like a worm with a bunch of little legs
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Old 12-21-2006, 10:01 PM   #4
 
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but it does not have a bunch of tenticles just looks like a worm with a bunch of little legs
That's odd. I couldn't be of more help to you. Some marine enthusiasts will answer your question though.:)

Good luck.:)
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Old 12-21-2006, 10:05 PM   #5
 
any help is better than no help lol

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Old 12-22-2006, 12:30 AM   #6
 
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FOr some reaosn fire worms come to mind. I am almost certain it isn't right but It soulds like a sandworms or a pile worm type creature. I have heard some of them are harmless and some of them are very predatory.

Wish I could be more help but all I know is what I have seen and read about. Never gone salt water, yet.
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Old 12-22-2006, 01:20 AM   #7
 
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It sounds like a bristle worm to me and they are fine in your tank.
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Old 12-22-2006, 02:39 AM   #8
 
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I second bristleworm.
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Old 12-22-2006, 07:53 AM   #9
 
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It sounds like a bristle worm to me and they are fine in your tank.
Bristle worms are fine in small numbers, but when they start multipling and getting bigger can be a headache.
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