I found this critter while doing a water change today, and got a little spooked at first. After a search, apparently the one below is fine. Since the pic turned out better than any I found searching I figured I post it...
I was surprised at the number of threads about worms, so I thought if its worthy, lets sticky this thread and properly label these suckers....
Good worm -
06-07-2007, 8:37 PM
I like that idea....but I think it would be even better to sticky threads for each and all classes of reef creatures.....
i.e. - worms, pods, invertebrates, etc.....
06-07-2007, 10:15 PM
looks like a harmless bristle worm, its the red ones you dont want
06-10-2007, 10:36 AM
Now from my perspective, I'd say flush it (bye bye). I'm not saying I'm right and Saltwater Junky is wrong. Its just something that I've done always. Maybe its just an old fashioned thing to do (I am showing my age afterall). I must say I couldn't tell you if they are beneficial or not. Maybe there are good ones around.
All I can say is having bristle worms is normal, so dont worry about it.
06-10-2007, 10:44 AM
they r great scavengers,but some people dont like them its all up to you if u dont like it flush it.
06-10-2007, 12:12 PM
I have lots of those, first time I saw one I was freaked out too, and searched the web on ways to get it out of my live rock. Of coarse the bristle worm I found was on the very bottom of the tank hanging halfway out of a piece of live rock, so I took my tank apart to pick it out. Knowing what I know now, I'd have left it. Nowdays I see atleast one or two of them a day, so I'm trying to locate a healthy six line wrasse to feed on them. My 30g only has one fish (clarkii clown) and I like wrasses, so the six line will be the only other fish I add to my reef to keep the hitch hikers in check.