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Callatya
 
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I just caught a big fat bristleworm going after the anemone's dinner - inside the anemone!

It is alive, but deflated and it's middle is quite puffed. It reacts to stimuli, but not in a speedy fashion.

Probable outcome? It looks okish, butit has been under some stress lately with a tank downgrade/move and I umagine having a bristleworm in your innards is very uncomfy at best

I couldn't catch the worm. There are a few smaller ones in there that i've been getting out with a turkey baster, but this guy is one i've not seen before and would be way too long and strong for basting. Any traps actually work?

Thanks!

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bristleworm in nem


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Is it actually in the nem? Didnt look like it from those photos. If its swallowed a bristlorm though, or the bristleworm entered its mouth, the acids would kill the bristleworm, and then will be digested or expelled. If ye cant pull it out, leave it imo.
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It isn't in there now. It was easy enough to get out because all it wanted was the prawn. I opened the lid of the tank and it extracted itself.

I think about 1" was inside the nem, not the whole thing. Poor Squishy looked terrible for a while the next day, the gut bits were quite swollen and protruding and the tentacle bits looked very thin and dark, but he seems to be coming good.

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I'm confused (not that this is a surprise, I'm sure). Is the bristlenose worm something you bought and put in the tank, or is this a parasite?
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I've ever seen it before! It is a stowaway! I think they arrive in the live rock.

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Oh, I see. And they're harmful to your fish? Sorry, I'm just not familiar with some of this stuff.
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EditedEdited 18-Sep-2009 09:04
Hi,
Here is a site that will educate you on the Bristleworm:

http://saltaquarium.about.com/od/bristlewormprofiles/Bristleworms_Polychaetes_Photos_Profile_Information.htm

They are rarely sought after, and usually arrive in our
tanks as hitch hikers on what is called "live rock" with
which many build "mini reefs" in their tanks.

Live Rock:
http://www.fishlore.com/live_rock.htm

Mini Reefs:
http://saltaquarium.about.com/od/tankphotos1to15gallo/ig/Top-1-15-Gallon-Reef-Tank-Phot/

Frank

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Don't worry Delenn, I'm pretty unfamiliar with all of this stuff myself if it wasn't for my love of Squishy and Woo, I'd have switched this tank back to FW long ago, but their quirky ways keep my fascinated and they are pretty tolerant of my ignorance on SW matters

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