Worms everywhere!

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  1. 90_Berlin_joe

    90_Berlin_joe Fire Shrimp

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    Nano been set up for about 8month now and have had no issues. Look at the tank yesterday after feeding and i have worms all over the place. Please ID and any information would be great.

    The nano is my reef setup so if they are bad to reef please tell me how to get rid of them!
     
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  3. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The worms are bristle worms. Some hate them others accept them. They help keep the tank clean but can grow in population to levels not desired.

    I've personally never had a problem with them

    Arrow Crabs will keep the pop in check

    J
     
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  4. rickzter

    rickzter Torch Coral

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    Yeah, what he said. ;D
     
  5. Bruce

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    yup, i used to fear them now i love them....just another critter that makes my tank very hard to overfeed XD...idk what happened to my arrow crab though lol...i havent seen him in a while. BUT! i did just see my pom pom crab...lol i put a mirror behind the tank...
     
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  6. Powderbluetang

    Powderbluetang Astrea Snail

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    excellent addition to the cleanup crew and it's free!
     
  7. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    An overpopulation of these worms is usually caused by overfeeding so if you've got a lot of them, you'll probably want to cut down on your feeding.
     
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  9. 90_Berlin_joe

    90_Berlin_joe Fire Shrimp

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    Karma for all the great replies, my wife was about to have me sick my arm in there and go swim after these things. I might still get and arrow crab if i can find one at my LFS's there is only about 20 of them in the area. I am sure someone cares them.
     
  10. Area 51 Exotics

    Area 51 Exotics 3reef Sponsor

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    Very true, but depending on the inhabitants of your tank, the heavy feedings might be a necessity. I personally leave the small ones alone and yank out the larger ones with a syringe.

    You have to watch out for arrow crabs though, they can be rather aggressive. JMO
     
  11. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll second that. I had one that used to try to spear my fish with its proboscus.
     
  12. preciouslyinked

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    don't forget you don't want to just grab them. they'll sting and leave you burning! :) They give me the heebigeebies personaly, so I remove them.