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    Pest control..

    Other than horseshoe crab, what eats bristleworm?
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    Arrow crabs

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    Cool, thanks ZXZXZ!
    Any thing other than crabs eat em?
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    I am not a fan of arrow crabs personally.
    They get large and have been know to attack fish.
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    I had an arrow crab. Came home one day and he was eating one of my fire blood shrimp. He was quickly removed.
    I hear 6 line wrasse will eat bristleworms too. Not 100% sure though.
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    Unless he's posing a threat, i'd leave him be.
    they are great scavengers.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    He? There's probably around 100 in a 20 gal.
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    id leave them be unless they are attacking corals or missing fishies.
    everyone's tank has got some.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    How much do they contribute to the bio-load?
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    They are scavengers, so if you have lots, then you may very well be over feeding. I wouldn't worry about the contribution to bioload. Orchid Dottybacks like to eat them.

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