Bristle Worm

Discussion in 'Inverts' started by cody3819, Dec 2, 2015.

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  1. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    What does it feel like?
     
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  3. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Like a splinter that's infected. It usually turns red around the spot and a bristle usually breaks off inside of you. I have always used duct tape to try to remove them as they are impossible to see.
     
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  4. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Thanks, was wondering. That way if I ever get stung I will know.
     
  5. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Yep, just an annoyance really.
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    I'm with you mindy, can't stand them. I've had some cause irratatation to some of my corsls, especially my squamosa. I think they become a problem if there over abundant in the tank. I've also been hit pretty badly by a large one that caused much more than an annoyance. There's pros and cons to them but I'm not a fan
     
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    Air_Cooled_Nut Astrea Snail

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    I personally don't like them. Totally eliminated them from my tank. Last one I pulled out (using hemostats) was about 3 inches long...yuck!
     
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  9. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Well my arrow crab ate mine... but I wouldn't have minded one.
     
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    scajeo Sea Dragon

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    My first tank back in the late 90's was infested with them. There were so many everything was covered in them making everything look red. NOW... i eradicate as soon as I see one. I know pros and cons. for me it's all about the look.
    buh-bye
     
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  11. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Yes, I'm about the look as well. So I don't blame you that is why I have my arrow crab. But I'm new to the hobby so things I have read always said they where somewhat bad. Well now that I have thus awesome 3reef community to guide me I found out they may not be as bad as I expected, so I would've liked one nice sized one.
     
  12. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    I leave them in my tank. They are great cleaners and they are usually there even if you can't see them.

    I alwayd wear gloves when moving things in my tank to prevent getting hurt by one, those bristles are tiny.
     
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