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    When to pull out bristle worms?

    Ok, when do you decide that a bristle worm is just too big and needs to be removed? I have quite a number of bristle worms and don't do anything about them. I do have a six line wrasse, but I don't think he eats them! One bristle worm I noticed the other day is huge, I can't really tell you how long as I saw him going from one rock to another, but his diameter and the length of time it took him to move was a little scarey!

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    I've got them in my tank up to 3/8" thick. I think thats ok......I hope. LOL
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    Arrow crabs eat them


    i have some HUGE ONES
    but the only come out at night and are REALLY FAST and hard to catch
    i dont notice anything being hurt by them but if i have the chance id enjoy getting one of those big ones out.
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    arrow crabs eat everything dude.. lol

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    Wow caught on action pic!!!!
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    My cleaner shrimp eats small to 2" bristle worms.
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    Any problem with bristle worms lying on corals? My sis in-law has a 55 with a rather large population of Bristle worms. At night she can see them lying on top of her leather corals. ANy potential risk of the corals getting injured?

    Troy
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    Not really, they're exclusively detravores. They will eat injured / diseased / dying / dead coral and thus are frequently blamed if you didn't know you had a problem.

    I'm actually looking to get some lol for my fuge. I'm sure I have some large ones in the display someplace, but my sixline has eliminated all the small ones I used to have. Or the ones dumb enough to come out when he's awake have now been removed from the gene pool...

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    Hey Krugar

    I'm actually tearing down my 77g and my sand DSB is full. I'll let you know.

    Fred
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    Cool PM me when you get there, if I haven't already gotten my cup o' worms from somebody I'll take you up on it

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