<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=8067631#post8067631 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by tonggao
I am sure they are fire worms (I have a lot of harmless brittle worms in my tanks), they looks the same as the fire worms in the picture by funman1, and the seller also told me that they are fire worms also. Could you tell me if cooking the rocks will get rid of them? Thanks.
Fireworms and Bristleworms are the same thing really... Though for some reason some aquarists like to claim they're different and that fireworms are "bad" while bristleworms are not. There are over 100 different species of Fireworms/Bristleworms, only a few of them are predatory and the ones that are are usually fairly easy to recognize and get rid of.
I have never understood where the "kill the worms" mentality comes from. These guys are so good at keeping the sand bed and rocks cleaned. Why get rid of them? I am hoping to get more. I lost so many when I upgraded my tank and replaced the sand bed.