Long white headless worm in tank

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What is this white headless worm .

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  1. Redbubble00

    Redbubble00 New Member

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    Hello everyone
    I notice this long white worm in my tank that was going from the inside of one rock to another. It looked headless to me and the tail end of it was kinda reddish.
    How do I get rid of it and what is it ?

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    It's a bristle worm part of the cleanup crew make sure you don't touch it with your hands as the bristles can cause you discomfort.


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    Can i leave it ??? It's gross . Lol
     
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    yes - think of him as an earthworm of the sea - can get back in rocks and eat debris where other members of cuc can't reach

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    Yes, it's a bristle worm. The question comes down to how large is it? You might want to remove large ones. I would consider a large one to be over 5 inches. I once removed one over 2 feel long from my tank.

    As pointed out, don't handle them with your fingers. Always use a tool like thin nose pliers or tongs.
     
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    Thank you !!!!
     
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    This one was about a foot long . It went in to a big rock. My only solution was to remov the rock out of tank for it to fall out
     
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    That about what you needed to do. It's gone now.
     
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