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Old 01-13-2008, 08:35 PM   #1
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Worms with Horns


I've seen a 4-5 inch bristle worm in my tank, but I also see some small 1/2 to 1 inch worms that have two little horns and don't look like the bristle worm I saw. Is it a baby bristle worm or something else?
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:42 PM   #2
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Almost sounds more like a nudibranch. Can you get a picture?
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:51 PM   #3
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I looked up nudibranch and it could be, I just found one 1/4 inch on the glass with a blue line down it. I'll try and take a pic but it's small
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:54 PM   #4
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I would like to see a picture of that as well, sounds very interesting. What color is it besides just the blue line?
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:56 PM   #5
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Ok I got a pic let me get it ready and I'll post it
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:05 PM   #6
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Ok here it is

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Old 01-13-2008, 09:06 PM   #7
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I didn't look that close at the others ones, I didn't realize it had colors
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:09 PM   #8
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nudibranch or maybe a sea slug

It is most likely an obligate feeder meaning it lives off of one coral or creature or algae to survive. With the color that thing is I doubt its a algae eater. It is a zoa eating nudibranch in my avatar, but that one is only about 1/16 of an inch long.

If it were me I would get it out along with every one you see like it, and make sure it isnt a coral muncher as well as maybe identify what coral in yoru tank they may be munching on. What kind of new additions have you added lately??
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:20 PM   #9
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Hey Fly,
I still haven't added anything since I've been trying to kill the devil algae with the increase in Mag, I have some bubble algae and some hair algae that a scraped off and sucked out today.

My sand is kinda sticking together is it the high Mag. I'm also going to leave my lights off for a few days.


Here a pic of bristle worm I found
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:27 PM   #10
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wow..thats a nice size worm you have there
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:29 PM   #11
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I know when I seen that thing I didn't want to stick my hands in the tank anymore.
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:31 PM   #12
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My sand is kinda sticking together is it the high Mag. I'm also going to leave my lights off for a few days.

Im not a big fan of the lights off for days routine...especially if you have any corals int he tank. thats a bandaid for a problem IMO.

as far as the sand sticking together.....high mag wont do that, but low alk will. Whats your alkalinity at??
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So when you guys have some bad guys in the tank how do you get them out?
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:34 PM   #14
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Fly I only have a few snails and crabs, My params were on before I started bringing my Mag up. I did a water change today and was going to test in a few days.
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Can you suck it out with a turkey baster? I am talking about the nudi, not the worm. I have to agree with Fly Guy, just based on those wild colors it doesn't seem like something that would be safe to leave alone. How many of those have you actually seen?

Good luck getting rid of them!
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