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Old 11-13-2013, 01:36 AM
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Default Caught a bristle worm

Just happened to be looking in his direction at the time he happened to be out for food. Was about 3.5 inches long.

I know some say I should have left him but I have a vision of setting my thumb on him one day...

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Old 11-13-2013, 10:01 AM
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Yes I have done this a few times as they are hideous and super fun to catch lol. Each time I bother to catch it I just put it in my ball of chaeto in my sump to never see it again. Prob gets sucked back into my DT
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:21 PM
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Yeah I felt kinda bad getting rid of him but I can't take the chance that someday my daughter grabs a piece of rock or something and gets stung. If it were just me I'd probably have left it.
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Yeah I felt kinda bad getting rid of him but I can't take the chance that someday my daughter grabs a piece of rock or something and gets stung. If it were just me I'd probably have left it.
Curious why your daughter might be grabbing rocks in the tank??
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:43 PM
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I was thinking the same thing......why can I picture peanut butter covered fingers in the fish tank?
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:10 PM
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It's my belief that for every worm you see in your tank, there are thirty more of them that you don't see. Possibly more.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:27 PM
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Curious why your daughter might be grabbing rocks in the tank??
I had the same thought, Hmm
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:37 PM
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Would that not be the same as saying, she shouldn't go outside, might touch poison ivy/stinging nettle?

I don't find their sting all that bad really and not all that frequent either, little more rare then anything. Tingles a bit then goes away, unless I get the hairs embedded in my fingers, then it itches and stings for a few days. NEVER as bad as touching those plants outside. I pick up bristle worms in my tank all the time, hand feed them to the anemones. It's usually when I touch them when their escaping the anemone that they sting.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:42 PM
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When I feed so many come out I can afford to toss a few.

and yes I know that means I got too much food in the tank for them to multiply so much but im working on that.

Used to have plagues of micro bristle stars. now it's bristle worms.
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:39 PM
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Curious why your daughter might be grabbing rocks in the tank??
With all due respect that is kind of a stupid question. I am making a guess but you don't have kids? Putting a bristle worm within reach of a child is a risk I can easily mitigate by removing said bristle worm. Would you do the same for your daughter? I don't let her play within arms reach of poison ivy or nettles etc. either.
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