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    Unhappy long white thin worm

    I was wondering what type of worm is on the mushroom coral I bought yersterday? It is long skinny and white...it is really long. On another piece of rock that a different frag came on was a tiny "copper" coloured centipede type thing that keeps going back in it's hole when I try to catch it.
    Can anyone help me with what these are and what I can do with them?

    Thank you,
    Isabelle

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    Smile

    Caught the brown worm, exactly where I seen it before. It's not a big LR so I hope it was the only one! Also pulled the white stringy "whatever it is" of the frag.
    Hopefully that's it for critters!

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    The "copper" worm is most probably a bristleworm.
    99.99% of bristleworms are considered good guys of the reef. We hardly ever see the .01% of the badguy bristleworms come in on liverock anymore. I'd put him back.

    As for the white thing that you pulled from the mushroom, I'm thinking that it's part of the mushroom. I've seen mushrooms open up their "mouth" (for lack of a better word) and show their white stringy insides. This also happens when they multiply as well.
    I am Homer of BORG... Prepare to be..OOOO!! DONUT!!!!!!

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    Tang_Man, thank you for answering, but it's with great regret that I am telling you that I destroyed the bristleworm. I didn't know what it was and with all the talk about Flatworm, I thought it could be one of those. I am new at this hobby and didn't know any better. Now I am very sad that I acted so quickly!

    Isabelle

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    I wouldn't worry about it izzy... a couple years ago these worms were also thought to be bad. Losing one bristleworm is nothing to worry about... you probably have more and these will multiply.

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    OH... IJO, YOU HAVE JUST MADE MY DAY, I THOUGHT I HAD DESTROYED SOMETHING PRECIOUS AND WOULD NEVER HAVE ONE OF THESE AGAIN !!!
    Not saying I would want an epidemic of them, but I sure want something that is beneficial for my little treasures!

    Thanks for the encouragement,
    Isabelle

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