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badxgillen

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PostSubject: Bristle Worm   Bristle Worm EmptyMon Apr 16, 2012 1:04 pm

doing the weekly water change and unearthed this guy.in the picture he looks rather short compared to when it elongates and i am once again astonished at what goes under the radar of even some of us more involved folks.this one also looks a bit differnt that the worms i am used to seeing.not so much fillament hairs along the sides and one end seems to be adapted for something alse such as digging a burrow.
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not to sure on how many types of bristle worms ther are but i do know there are several.hermodice carunculata is the one most familiar.
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PostSubject: Re: Bristle Worm   Bristle Worm EmptyTue Apr 24, 2012 1:33 am

damn, i think i have some small ones...
dont arrow crabs feast on them?
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PostSubject: Re: Bristle Worm   Bristle Worm EmptyTue Apr 24, 2012 1:37 am

the small ones are not usualy the problematic ones but the small will grow.and yes arrow crabs will dine on the little nasties.speaking of arrow crabs i have had one living with my tube anemones for some time and thats pretty cool in my opinion.this bristle worm is a little differnt than the ones i am used to seeing as it lacks the number of bristle that they usualy have.
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PostSubject: Re: Bristle Worm   Bristle Worm EmptyTue Apr 24, 2012 1:39 am

that arrow crab survived in the bathroom tank?
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