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    hitchhiker bristleworm...

    Just got an order of corals from ac and discovered a 2 inch bristle worm while acclimating....

    Is there any BENIFIT to adding these to the reef tank or are they more of a nuisance. I have read before that they are reef safe...just wondering what to do with it. (I have it quarrantined right now...)

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    Ray

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    I think most of us have them and they are beneficial. Considered part of the cleanup crew.

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    They are the best detrivores you can have in a tank. Good freebie.
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    great, I will acclimitise it with the rest and add to the tank...
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    I agree... our setups are full of these critters... overfeeding becomes a thing of the past once your loaded with bristle worms

    I try to make sure they do not get to big(size of a pencil)... I've heard a few stories of them eating snails and small fish(unconfirmed if they were already dead).

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    Just to jump on the band wagon, they're great to have but I remove anything that gets to be scary big

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    I agree, i saw one in my LR earlier this week and the Width must have been the size of a large earthworm
    not sure of the length because it was in the rock
    but i'd have taken it out if i wasn't so afraid.
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    if ure going to pick it up use a glove they hurt alot!

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    I've been hit by them before... it feels like glass slivers(lots of them hehe).

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    No kidding
    thought they made you itchy like fiberglass
    never knew they hirt.
    or is that just the bigger ones?
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