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jason5170 12-21-2006 08:48 PM

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

Lupin 12-21-2006 08:52 PM

Hi and welcome aboard, Jason.:wave:

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.

jason5170 12-21-2006 08:55 PM

but it does not have a bunch of tenticles just looks like a worm with a bunch of little legs

Lupin 12-21-2006 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by jason5170
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.:blueworry: Some marine enthusiasts will answer your question though.:)

Good luck.:)

jason5170 12-21-2006 09:05 PM

any help is better than no help lol

thanks
jason

fish_4_all 12-21-2006 11:30 PM

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.

Gump 12-22-2006 12:20 AM

It sounds like a bristle worm to me and they are fine in your tank.

caferacermike 12-22-2006 01:39 AM

I second bristleworm.

usmc121581 12-22-2006 06:53 AM

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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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