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    Pink Bristle Worm?

    Well have had the tank set up for just over a year now & I thought there might be something living in there besides the Blue Damsel fish! Have seen a lot of sand digging under the live rock..Today before the lights came on there he was in plain view...We all freeked!!! What the heck is it? Now reading some of the posts found out he is the pink Bristle worm & he is good for the tank as part of the clean up crew...Thanks to all that have posted & replied to wonders of the salt water world!!!! Now any one know what are all those white things on the back of my tank? Thanks...
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    White little animals

    Heres a couple pic 's of the little creatures... Anyone know what they are? I know about the little feather dusters but not the others...& how about all that alge on the black background? That can't be good?
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    tube worms that incorporate calcium into their tubes. harmless and cool.
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    I agree, most likely tube worms. They are harmless.
    Algae is more of personal preference. Most reefers like algae on the sides and back of the tank - looks more natural.

    If you do not like the tube worms or algae they can be easily removed with an algae scraper and a bit of elbow grease.



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    Ummm... you mite want to be careful with that worm... it looks like one of the predator veriety, Hermodice carunculata, to be specific but hard to tell with that picture. Here is a good ID link for worms

    http://www.chucksaddiction.com/hitchworms.html

    Better safe then sorry with your worms, so try to get a positive ID as to if its safe or not, yes most bristle worms are harmless but a few are not and those are the ones that cost alot of time and money haha.



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