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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi All! i am new to owning a saltwater tank and to using public forums to get help! my school was recently gifted a 150 gallon tank with fish and coral included! YAY!! we started with 2 clown fish, 2 chromis, 1 yellow tang, 1 fox face, 1 sailfin, 1 blood shrimp, and 2 peppermint shrimp. the...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    This video may change your persecption about these guys it changed mine. look; http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/content.php?sid=6009
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I bought some corals off ebay, and one of them came along with a hitchhiker. I'm pretty sure this is a bristleworm? Can anyone confirm? And what's the current belief on these? I know a lot of people consider them vermin but some say they're harmless. Should I let this guy into my aquarium...
  4. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Greetings fellow aquarists, I am new to marine aquariums and have just set up my new tank. Everything's going well, we added a large coral rock to our 10cm sand bed and added a clownfish and anenome. I dropped in a bit of food for "Nemo", he pecked at it a bit but left the rest. About 15...
  5. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Is this a bristle worm or a fire worm?? I am leaning toward bristle....hoping.....
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everybody! Just kinda worried about my clownfish right now. I was scraping algae off a rock and coral with a dip and a worm came right out, but my intention was not to kill him so immediately as i saw him I pulled him out with a toothbrush and tried putting him back in the tank, pretty sure...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    If one were to go BB, then I would suppose bristleworm numbers will be lower? What about things like copepods? I think bristleworms are kinda disgusting although they are moer likely to help with clearing up uneaten food, but still...
  8. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi there, I recently purchased a small green star polyp for my 10g nano reef, unfortunately I managed to bring a small bristleworm (about 3 inches) back on it too and he quickly set up home in a piece of live rock, after countless unsucessful times trying to catch him with the LR still in the...
  9. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I've got an all mushroom tank. Only Mushies and snails.... and Brutus the Bristleworm. I barely feed my tank as its all mushies and I only spot feed if I do. I've read a horror story of a bristle taking a bite out of a mushroom. I've tried to catch this fella quite a few times to no success...
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    Picked up a really good green star polyp frag for my 10g tank. I knew I had a bristle worm or two in one of my live rocks. I put the frag in the tank and they ALL opened up after about an hour. I looked back in there to see like 10% of closed in a line up the middle, I looked closer and saw a...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Is there a point where you need to start worrying about the size of your bristleworms? I have just been feedig my corals and I was completely shocked to see this goliath crawling out from the cave my firefish likes to chill in. I mean seriously, this thing was HUGE, about 1.5cm width and at...
  12. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Had our tank for about 2 weeks. Put in live rock within the last 7-10 days. Just tonight we noticed a little centepede looking critter coming out of one of the live rock. He didn't seem to like it when we turned on the bright lights. Looked it up and it looks like its probably a bristleworm but...
  13. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    sorry if its a dumb question, i tried searching on this a little before posting it... I took a bristleworm out of my tank and when i threw him back in, my bluehead wrasse ate him right up. I've heard of bristleworms stinging fish before and just wondered if they could sting the outide of a...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    if there was a puke icon that i could tag this thread with, i would... just doing my bi-weekly check of my uncured rock attempting to cure itself, just checking up on my ammonia levels, just trying to track my progress :) so i turn off the powerhead and take the lid off the container and look...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    so today i found a 3-4 inch bristleworm in my tank..ive never seen them this big...should i leave it in the tank or keep it out..right now its in a jelly jar..do they harm anything or help anything..thanks
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Should I be concerned? Dropped in a rock the bristle worm came off the rock......clown thought it was food......took him about 4-5 minutes to spit it out.....but he did. Now hes swimming around the tank screaming MY MOUTH HURTS!!!!!! AHHH!!!!!! :doh:
  17. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I'm setting up a new tank and sometimes I get a pinch in my finger. I look at where I'm holding the rock and don't see anything. However, I did see a dead bristleworm floating around when I first put the live rock in the water. But I haven't seen any alive. Question is, do live bristleworms...
  18. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    So, I was starring in the aquarium this evening, spacing out really... The aquarium has only been set up for just over 2 weeks, and has finished cycling, we are just letting it run a bit before we add a clean-up crew to ensure stability and so forth... When I noticed a few new things on one of...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    i just set up a new 14g biocube with 8lbs live rock and 6lbs base and i have every pest ever. bubble algae, bristleworm, and aiptasia, as well as some small clear/white flower lookin things. theres only 3 bluelegs and 3 turbo snails in the tank right now. my water quality is near perfect...
  20. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    So my tank is about 3 months old, started very, very slowly, live sand for 2 weeks, then some baserock, after 3 weeks I had a nice diatom explosion, I got a yellowtail damsel, and some tricolor hermits and some Nerite and nassiarius snails. Somewhere I got bristleworms, not just a few, i have a...
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