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    segmented worms...

    Mt tank is almost 3 mos old now and I just saw a worm crawl out of the LR I was unable to get a picture as with any movement it went back in. Looked to me like a milliped...it was brown and lighter brown and had multiple legs on both sides...Reef safe?

    I also saw a small "star fish" five legged and was about 1 cm in diameter--white. Man, even watching the live rock is cool.

    Any info much apppreciated. Is there a web page useful for identifing these worms.

    Ray

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    Here is a blurry picture...hope it helps

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    worm...

    and another...

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    Bristleworm

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    and the star is most probably an asterina
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    bristle worm..good/bad?
    77 Gal Mixed reef -33 gal sump -20 gal fuge
    440 watt vho lighting - 2 watt moon lights

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    Some say good... I'll say bad cause they seem to have eaten my fanworms.

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    ill say good because the eat algea in my tank.

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    They're detravores. They make their living eating dead / dying critters and fish poop.

    There's a sub-species called fireworms that will give you a nasty sting if you touch them, but they're not terribly common.

    I've never heard of a bristle worm eating fan worms, but it the fan worm died or was about to die I guess it's possible. Bristleworms often get the blame for killing things when all they were doing is clean out the carcus.

    Cheers!
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    Thaks all. Very reassured. I continue to find new things every day!!

    It is nice to have all the experiance available on this site to reassure us newbies!!
    77 Gal Mixed reef -33 gal sump -20 gal fuge
    440 watt vho lighting - 2 watt moon lights

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