bristel worm???

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    RedTornado

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    So i was checking out the tank a little bit ago and i saw what i think is a bristle worm of some kind. It is about a inch long vary thin and it goes from red to white every 8th inch or so and seems to have spins down the side of its body.

    Any thought on what this is and if i should remove it? the battery on the camera is dead so sorry no pic's
     
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    Leave it alone, they are great member of your CUC and if you have one, you have hundreds more.
     
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    +1 Hannah. They are good guys to have around.
     
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    From what i have read about them it seems they only get bad once they get big. Is this right?
     
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    No, even the big ones wont hurt anything
     
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    Well, they can hurt your hands if they get you with one of their spikes :) Wear gloves!
     
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    Wow really? They look more like hairs than bristles to me.
     
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    they are the natural clean up krew they feed on the decaying matter in the tank. the only problem i have had it seemed they allways ate my clams.
     
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    Your clams were probably already dying from a torn foot, poor water conditions or harassment from the fish.

    We all have hundreds of bristle worms in our tank, and the vast majority of us have no issues with our clams being bothered. Its only when something is dead or dying they come out.
     
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    Think the guy at the fish store gave me bad info.kinda what I thought. I think the fish store was just covering themselfs.they didnt want to replace it
     
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