Bristol worms

motomatt86

New member
Hey everyone,

I moved a rock today and noticed a colony of worms in my 180g. Should I take action to remove them or are they ok for now?
 

uny2bld

New member
Hey everyone,

I moved a rock today and noticed a colony of worms in my 180g. Should I take action to remove them or are they ok for now?

Many bristle worms are beneficial to your tank so I wouldn't remove them unless they appear to be a pest (fireworms, etc.)
 

squishifishi

Hopelesly Addicted Member
yep! bristleworms are completely harmless and, being jawless, can't eat anything live. They will eat detritus and other undesirable guck.
Are you positive they're bristleworms, because other worms can be harmful.
 

uny2bld

New member
yep! bristleworms are completely harmless and, being jawless, can't eat anything live. They will eat detritus and other undesirable guck.
Are you positive they're bristleworms, because other worms can be harmful.

+1

make sure they are bristleworms and not fireworms or other baddies ;)

Post pics if possible...
 

worm5406

Not afriad to admit wrong
Team RC
Like this??

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Nice to have and let them be.
 

MARINECRITTERS

New member
They are harmless, great addition to the clean up crew definitely not a pest. many people report them killing fish, what really happens is the fish dies, then the worms clean up the mess, they are never the cause of a problem.
 
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