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Worldshaker 06-11-2010 09:31 PM

Can you ID this critter?
 
http://i467.photobucket.com/albums/r...ec619/worm.png

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?

pretzelsz 06-11-2010 09:56 PM

it's a thistle worm don't pick it up with bare hands the spikes will stay in your hand.

Worldshaker 06-11-2010 09:57 PM

Safe to leave in the tank?

fishesfriend 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).

bearwithfish 06-11-2010 10:42 PM

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

toonyace316 06-16-2010 11:05 AM

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?

wake49 06-16-2010 12:29 PM

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.

onefish2fish 06-16-2010 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wake49 (Post 405700)
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.


+1

toonyace316 06-16-2010 04:56 PM

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.


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