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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?
it's a thistle worm don't pick it up with bare hands the spikes will stay in your hand.
Safe to leave in the tank?
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).
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
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?
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.
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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