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Old 11-18-2007, 01:55 AM   #1
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What fish or invertebrate will eat bristle worms thats reef safe?


What fish or invertebrate will eat bristle worms and is reef safe? I know triggers will but a sargassum is about one of the few reef safe ones and not sure if he would mess with them.
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Old 11-18-2007, 02:00 AM   #2
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Six line wrasse maybe
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Old 11-18-2007, 02:00 AM   #3
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why do you want rid of them??

Excess bristleworms is sign of excess nutrients and they are just a part of your clean up crew.

There are a handful of fish that will eat them, but none of them will even put a dent in a bristleworm population. Even though they WILL eat them, they surely dont prefer them.

I know when im fragging and pull a little worm out of a rock or zoas or something I will pick it out with tweezers and throw it in the tank....and every time(the first worm of the day anyway) both my chevron and one of my clowns will put in their mouth...spit it out and then swim around like theyve got something stuck int heir teeth for a few minutes. they do this over and over and over.

its funny as heck
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Old 11-18-2007, 02:12 AM   #4
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every time(the first worm of the day anyway) both my chevron and one of my clowns will put in their mouth...spit it out and then swim around like theyve got something stuck int heir teeth for a few minutes. they do this over and over and over.

its funny as heck
I lost one of my percs that way
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Old 11-18-2007, 02:18 AM   #5
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I lost one of my percs that way
REALLY???

did he swallow it or choke on it or what??

Im really curious...im thinking maybe I should stop teasing(torturing) my stupid fish
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Old 11-18-2007, 02:41 AM   #6
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I would not ban the worms just yet IMO. They are cool for the tank


But that is just me.


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Old 11-18-2007, 06:14 AM   #7
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6 line!
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:52 AM   #8
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I don't mind the worms just got way to many on some rocks I got from someone and the real big ones I guess I will just pull each rock up and pull the big ones off or dip them to get them dies down some. I did not have any till I got some rock with corals on it that was loaded with them. I don't want any wrasse due to got a manderin goby. I have seen fish spit them out also over the years.
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:58 AM   #9
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i've had six line wrasses in every reef i've had except the tank i am running now (want a mandarin). i've never seen one eat a bristle worm. a low specific gravity soak with a low temperature should bring them out.
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Old 11-18-2007, 01:56 PM   #10
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hmmmm wonder where you got that rock ?!!! LOL

I totally agree, they're good for the system. They'll die off if you feed less but will increase in battalions if you over feed. They help eat detritus too from what I hear. the only downside IMO is if you get stuck by one

By eating the uneaten food, they keep that food from rotting and causing nitrates.
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:56 PM   #11
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REALLY???

did he swallow it or choke on it or what??

Im really curious...im thinking maybe I should stop teasing(torturing) my stupid fish
Yeah got caught in his mouth and he swam really fast from one end to the other trying to dislodge it I guess. it eventually dislodged down his throat and from then he was really dosile sitting at the bottom of the tank almost sitting on the substrate and he seemed to be getting worse - 2 days later he was gone.
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