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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Everything I've read says that bristle worms are good reef neighbors and only go after dead tissue or leftover food. So if that's the case, what the &@%$ is going on in my tank? This took place about 10 minutes after lights-out. The worm retreated after I kept the light on it, and the astrea is...
  2. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hello! I bought this frag from my lfs two months ago. Today I added some coral supplements and saw an arm reaching out of a hole in the frag. See picture, the arm is red and seems like a bristle worm. Any idea what it can be and is it bad? If so, how do I get rid of it? Thanks in advance for...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    A hitchhiker already? I knew at some point I could possibly see something but I figured it would be so tiny it would take weeks to grow and show up in my tank where I can see it with my bare eyes. I can't tell you how much time I spend staring at the sand with my LED flashlight imagining little...
  4. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I noticed what appears to be a white bristle worm eating an offshoot of my clove polyps. I will include a video to see what you think. If this is the case, what removal options would you suggest? The hose trap overnight is hard because it is in a public library which closes at 8 and reopens at...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I just bought a live rock from my fish store. It has tons of bristle worms on it. Should I remove the bristles? I was wondering if they do anything to my blue and red legged hermit crabs.
  6. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hey guys! New here and probably should have posted this in this section. If someone can help identify this worm that would be great. I am starting to lose sleep over this thing thinking how the heck I am going to get it out! lol...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I am new here and have setup a 29 gallon tank about 2 months ago. I have now found some larger worms that come out of my live rock at night. Do you guys think this is a Bristle worm? If it is I won't stress much but if it isn't can someone please help me out with the best way to get it...
  8. Reef Fish
    Is it true that Hector will help to minimize bristle-worms? If it is true, I NEED one. I have been told that bristle-worms aren't as much a nuisance as they are hideous but I detest them and I seem to have a colony of them in my nano-reef. Do you have any other suggestions?
  9. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    We just got our first marine tank (60L Boyu) and have been introducing life to it very slowly and things have been going well. We had our water tested four days ago and everything was perfect. So far we a peppermint shrimp, a pyramid snail, two live rocks, and our most recent addition; soft...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Any idea what this might be? I have many bristle worms, but they're worm"like", not round.
  11. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hello all, I don't really ever post on here. I have an old 29 gallon aquarium which has been running for about a year now, and was getting ready to upgrade to a new 40g when i noticed the worms. The past month or so ive been attempting to trap the worms i have in my tank. Ive found them mainly...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Help! I have a 55 gallon reef and 60 to 70 pounds of live rock! Today I noticed I had about 3 3inch bristle worms in my tank! Then when the lights went out I shined a light In the tank and I have probably over 100 tiny bristle worms! No joke! They were about 1/10 of an inch! I heard some are...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I have been trying to get the worms out of my tank because they are becoming an issue when I spot feed my corals and they are also irritating my anemone. I tried a DIY soda bottle trap as well as a pantyhose trap but didnt get anything. I was at the LFS today and decided to give the Tram Em a...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have a small 3 inch bristle worm in my pico 2.5 gallons. It is rimless so, he may of jumped out. My dogs are kept out of my room the whole entire day. I saw him this morning and left for work. I came back not seeing him and thought he was in his little dart hole. But two days later I never...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    This morning I saw a tiny bristle worm in my blastomissia and I really want it out! How do u get it out
  16. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    New to the forum this is my first post. I am in the process of starting my first reef aquarium. I bought a 55 gallon tank and 50 lbs of dry live rock and about 10 lbs of live rock from the lfs. In the process of curing the dry rock in the tank by seeding. About a week into the process and I just...
  17. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Was looking at my 80l/20g tank today and found two wierd looking worms one was a Bristle worm and the other was a Ribbon worm through research found out it is named Notospermus Tricuspidatus... Are these harmless in my tank or are they harmful? I hope the pics are clear enough i had to take a...
  18. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    i hear many types of worms are good(beneficial) and some are bad(hurt fish, corals, or inverts) i have some soft corals and hermit crabs snails and shirmp and copepods and amipods
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Afternoon all, I went to bed last night with a clean healthy tank (tested water after a PWC yesterday) and two healthy clown fish. I woke up this morning to all of the above but only one clown fish. The larger of the pair had disappeared. After a bit of searching I found the fish in shreds...
  20. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hey ya'll, I have a 46g bowfront tank set up for a little over 2mo. Current inhabitanta are some hermites and some snails, and 2 O clowns. Today while feeding them a wome comes out of Foraminiferans that i have in my tank. I know bw are beneficial and fireworms are bad, can yall help me id it?
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