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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. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys. So last night I was looking around the tank, and I saw two fire worms. One was fairly small the other, he was a good three inches, and that's what I could see of him. This is my first tank so as far as sizes go I have no idea if that is big or not (just hit the year mark a couple...
  3. 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...
  4. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I am wondering if I should scrap my reef aquarium and start over. In May, I started a 30 gallon aquarium and worked on it very slowly. I have been in no rush, adding mostly live-rock a little at the time. I only recently purchased a light for it. This week, I put together my hospital tank...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Zoa Eating Nudibranch Confirmed This is the 4th time I've noticed one of these little guys and finally got some pics. First few sightings showed the little bugger hanging on my zoas but they weren't retracted along with a couple cave sightings. Today though, I notices a whole colony of zoas...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Is there a diffrence between a bristle worm and fire worm i got a candy cane coral today and it was really nice. i knew it had one aptasia on it but was willing to buy it and just kill the aptasia. well when i put it in the tank this large pink worm with white bristles crawled off the coral and...
  7. Nano Reefs
    I have recently started seeing a number of bristle / fire worms...some large some small some medium... im assuming they came with my live rock ... i have heard that they can kill fish and or corals...just wondering if they are a good thing to have or a bad thing....they only come out at night...
  8. For Sale /Trade or Buy
    I am wondering if someone out there has a used bristle worm trap? OR can someone suggest a fish that would eat them. I know the 6 line may eat them but my Friend has two enormous ones haha in a 10 gallon tank. He lost a fish and it was complete gone in one night. Please Advice Matthew J. Vasko
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Spotted my red serpent starfish mangling a snail a couple hours ago....what caught my eye was the crab on TOP of the serpent star, then I noticed that the serpent had a snail underneath it....I only assume the serpent was sucking the life out of the snail at the time, and the crab was looking...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    good or bad? A lot of people have mixed emotions about them. I am just asking cause i found one in my tank today.
  11. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I have a 200 gallon tank that has been up for over 20 years. For the past year everything I put into it, except fish, dies. Finally yesterday we looked for possible Bristleworms at night. We were shocked. There were, no kidding, thousands. We have ordered a trap, but does anyone have any...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    hi al my bubble been in my tank for 3 mos now water is very good about 1 /2 of it will not open all other corals are doing good i think a fire worm might have got it on one side has some one out there had this happen to there coral and is there some thing i can do for it there is no discharge...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Ok you all will probally think i am stupid for these questions, but i am way virgin to the reef tanks. I just started my tank 55 gallon, with live sand and so far 10 lbs of live rock. I have only had the live rock in the tank for 3 days. Last night i have had these creatures comming out of some...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Finally caught this stinker !...Hard to tell from this shot but I estimated him to be three feet long. He was stretched along the diameter of the garbage can you see in the image and was just about head-to-toe ;)
  15. General Reef Discussion
    at my local club people are telling me it's a bristle worm..It's not, I know what they are.. could it be a Medusa Worm?..The thing was like 9" long and swimming in the water column last night in a very agitated state....Scared the h-ll out of me..I thought it was an eel or snake the way it was...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Happy New year to all! I took some more pictures last night - I'm completely addicted to taking pictures now - so check out my gallery anytime :) But - I need some help ID'ing a few things... First is this piece of coral - the first picture is what it usually looks like with the water...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys. I'm pretty upset with myself right now. I KNEW the proper acclimation procedures (as learned online), but I decided to follow the LFS dude's instructions instead. Why? I don't know. Lack of sleep or sheer stupidity, take your pick. The day before we picked up five trochus snails...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Can someone please help me or at least tell me whats causing this, i have a colony of over 35 heads of hammer in my large tank, ive had it for over 2 years, its been doing great, but it started going down hill last month, its shrinking more & more every day, ive lost 3 heads & 6 more are almost...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Would my livestock survive if I completely changed my sandbed and changed out all of my liverock? I'm thinking of maybe getting fully cured liverock. Even though I think my liverock is very slowly coming around it appears to have some small purple spots coming back in. I seriously me very slowly...
  20. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    i decided to poke around tonight at midnight with a flashlight and take a look at what night critters i have in my tank when i was shocked to see this ??bristle/fire worm?? i believe thats what it is. it has to be at least 6-8" long and i think it is longer, about as thick as a chop-stick ne way...
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