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Ok I was examing my new colt coral and noticed on the rock it came with that there was a worm looking thing red in color with lots of legs crawling around. I am wondering if any body can tell me what in the heck it might be.
 

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Maybe a bristle worm! They have a row of bristles on each side of their body full length and you don't want to touch them with your bare hands. It will not feel real good!!;)
 

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If you DO touch it and it IS a bristleworm, use Elmers White School Glue on it... Wait for it to dry and peel it off... It will remove the bristles...
 

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for the most part they are good. there are a couple that are not. i had a link that i was going to give you, but can not find it now. the bad one i remember is pretty easily recognized. its body is red from tip to top, and along each side are white hairs. they are only bad due to the size they get, and can become predatory, plus if you ever touch one of those hairs. ouch!!

HTH,

G~
 
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