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squiggles1 05-10-2007 06:13 PM

big bad bristle worm
 
I was feeding my clown fish and somebody else decided that they were big and hungry enough to come out for food. It's one of those pink and black bristle worms but i think he's been getting alot of food. the rock anenome behind him is about 4 inches wide. i know they get big but huge worms crawling around in my tank....i don't want to change water anymore...

http://s187.photobucket.com/albums/x...0_175439AA.jpg

Falina 05-10-2007 07:37 PM

OMG!

I would move house! I am so terrified of worms!

Do these just appear in SW tanks? If so, I am never getting one!

squiggles1 05-10-2007 07:42 PM

when i first started seeing them they were tiny. i dont know how big they get but i definitly dont want it to touch me! i think that most of the time you do get them in your live rock or sand yes.

Falina 05-10-2007 08:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by squiggles1
when i first started seeing them they were tiny. i dont know how big they get but i definitly dont want it to touch me! i think that most of the time you do get them in your live rock or sand yes.

Ooft! Not for me in that case!

Melissa 05-11-2007 07:04 AM

they can get rather large. i have had someone told me he pulled some out of his tank that were tha size of his pinkie finger.

ziggy222 05-18-2007 01:51 AM

their also called fire worms cause if you touch them and sometimes if you even pick up a rock,your hands can feel like their on fire for hours.i found out the hard way.

Rue 05-18-2007 10:37 AM

...I dunno...I think it's kinda cool...

I suppose if it isn't eating anyone it shouldn't...I'd leave it be...

ziggy222 05-18-2007 10:41 AM

oh yeah their reef safe,just don't touch them is all i was saying.they clean up waste and stuff.

squiggles1 05-19-2007 01:13 PM

i woulndt touch them anyway, kinda creepy.

usmc121581 05-19-2007 03:31 PM

I seen one 5x that size. IT was in a LFS tank. They kept him in a tank with rumble rock to show customers what they look like.


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