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Rhines13 10-10-2008 04:46 PM

I.D.on a worm please.
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Hey guys and gals, first time poster here and new at this aquarium "stuff". I was looking in my tank today and foud a worm in my liverock. I took it out just to be safe. i was wondering if i could get an I.D on it please.

Cody 10-10-2008 11:58 PM

Looks like a bristlworm to me. Usually a common scavenger that cleans up detrius, and is perfectly safe under 4-5".

SKAustin 10-14-2008 05:26 AM


Originally Posted by Cody (Post 147016)
Looks like a bristlworm to me.

You are correct Cody. Good advice as well. Rhines, contrary to what many believe, these worms are very beneficial to your system. They are excellent scavengers that will help take care of animal and invert carcasses that may go unnoticed behind your rockwork.

Rhines13 10-14-2008 05:12 PM

Thank you both for your reply. I have done some more research on the subject and if i fond anymore they shall not be removed. Again thanks for your reply.

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