Worms in tank, infestation or beneficial?

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    free

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    Don't know the name of them, but they live mostly in substrate, pink, look like centipeeds.
    They are growing to be quite large...

    I have seen it debated whether they are a good or bad thing.
    What do you guys think?:frustrat:
     
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    Northstar24 The Tang Herder

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    Sounds like Bristleworms to me. They do a good job of keeping things clean. Some people swear against them, but I have a few and have not had any issues
     
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    Alexander

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    sounds exactly like bristleworms, they are very beneficial detriavores. hang on to them, if you decide you hate them get a 6line wrasse, they will keep populations in check
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Good. They are scavengers and will take care of uneaten food.
     
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    they probably came in on your live rock; generally speaking, they are beneficial.
     
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    lol my coral banded shrimps keeps my bristel worms under control, today she had one in each claw
     
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