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pmonck
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Location : Gainesville, Florida
Favorite Fish: : Clowns, Regal Tang, Lawnmower Blenny, Star fish, Emerald Crabs, and coral banded shrimp. The list will continue to grow!

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PostSubject: Bloodworms?   Bloodworms? Icon_minitime3/2/2011, 2:03 am

Okiedokie, so I found out that the rock that I had in my tank was for FW.. So it was poisoning my tank with phosphates, I replaced it today and found quite a few worms that looked a lot like blood worms. Are these bad for my system? If so, what kind of critters like to eat them?
Thanks for any help :)
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lifeisgood
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Posts : 1154
Location : Beaverton , MI
Favorite Fish: : My Favorites are the Pleco's and Cory Cats . BUT , I have 44 running Tanks at this time . I keep 3 kinds of Shellies , several types of Pleco's ( mostly Ancistrus ), Cichlids , Crays , Angels , LB's , and some local species .

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PostSubject: Re: Bloodworms?   Bloodworms? Icon_minitime3/2/2011, 7:56 am

Do they look like this ?

http://www.reefcorner.com/SpecimenSheets/bristleworm.htm
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wildbeanerz
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PostSubject: Re: Bloodworms?   Bloodworms? Icon_minitime3/2/2011, 8:37 am

Or maybe like this?

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Pic borrowed from a google image search of a spaghetti worm on the glass.
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cwhip
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Location : Md
Favorite Fish: : Maroon clownfish,Tangs,bluespot jaw fish,Bangaii,Mandarins etc.......I love all fish really.

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PostSubject: Re: Bloodworms?   Bloodworms? Icon_minitime3/2/2011, 2:54 pm

impossible to say without a pic. if they look like bloodworms but have legs like a centipede they are probably bristle worms their harmless and a great part of your cuc but I would remove any that are larger than an inch because the can damage corals,clams etc. you can also get a bristle worm trap that will keep their population in check. becareful removing them with your bare hands they can pack a pretty nasty sting especially if you are allergic.

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PostSubject: Re: Bloodworms?   Bloodworms? Icon_minitime3/2/2011, 4:32 pm

Most Wrasses will eat up all your worms.
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PostSubject: Re: Bloodworms?   Bloodworms? Icon_minitime3/2/2011, 7:47 pm

Ew, good luck!
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Favorite Fish: : all of them that the problem but I do favor the shubunkins.

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PostSubject: Re: Bloodworms?   Bloodworms? Icon_minitime3/2/2011, 8:08 pm

bummer, how's your water now? Are your fish ok?
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pmonck
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Location : Gainesville, Florida
Favorite Fish: : Clowns, Regal Tang, Lawnmower Blenny, Star fish, Emerald Crabs, and coral banded shrimp. The list will continue to grow!

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PostSubject: Re: Bloodworms?   Bloodworms? Icon_minitime3/5/2011, 8:00 pm

yea everybody's great, and theyre bristleworms.. im going to my lfs and buying a wrasse here soon. I think the largest one was like 3 inches
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pmonck
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pmonck

Posts : 73
Location : Gainesville, Florida
Favorite Fish: : Clowns, Regal Tang, Lawnmower Blenny, Star fish, Emerald Crabs, and coral banded shrimp. The list will continue to grow!

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PostSubject: Re: Bloodworms?   Bloodworms? Icon_minitime3/9/2011, 11:15 pm

just a correction, since im a retard the largest one was no where near 3in more along the lines of 1/2 inch.... sorry about that! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Bloodworms?   Bloodworms? Icon_minitime3/10/2011, 1:00 am

could it be a spagitti worm
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juice28
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Location : Norman, OK
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PostSubject: Re: Bloodworms?   Bloodworms? Icon_minitime3/27/2011, 2:35 am

i got a cpl bristle worms ..and cwhip is right.. they do a great job of cleaning but too much of anything can become problematic
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lifeisgood
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Location : Beaverton , MI
Favorite Fish: : My Favorites are the Pleco's and Cory Cats . BUT , I have 44 running Tanks at this time . I keep 3 kinds of Shellies , several types of Pleco's ( mostly Ancistrus ), Cichlids , Crays , Angels , LB's , and some local species .

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PostSubject: Re: Bloodworms?   Bloodworms? Icon_minitime3/27/2011, 4:08 am

Bristle worms ,,, some say are good . Me personally , I do not like them . When they are young , they will do great at keeping your tank bottom clean . But as they get bigger ( they can get more than 12 inches ) , more mature , they WILL prey on your bottom dwelling flora and fauna ! This will include , but not limited to Brittle stars , clams , snails , sand sifting stars , and any fishes that sleep on the bottom at night such as Wrasse's .
This is experience I am passing to you , not hearsay .
Ray
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