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What is this?

Does anyone know what this is? I was cleaning my sponges and this is what came out...


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    devilsadvocate
    Jan 15 2012 07:40 PM
    bristle worm
    Thanks! I guess I lucked out catching it before it got big. I've read they are both good and possible bad for a reef tank.
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    devilsadvocate
    Jan 15 2012 08:08 PM
    id keep it in.
    I was just about to ask if you would keep.
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    1fishmonger
    Jan 15 2012 08:32 PM
    Doesn't really matter. If you were able to see/pull out one, there are likely a bunch more in your tank
    where gloves when handling!
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    acropora1981
    Jan 15 2012 09:58 PM
    Don't worry about bristle worms. You'd never be able to irradicate them even if they were a problem. Which they are not.
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    ThePhilosopher
    Jan 16 2012 06:35 AM
    I think I might have the exact same type of bristleworm in my aquarium. Keep the little buggers. Mine have been co-existing peacefully with all my corals, snails and the hermit crab.
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    beyondcomp251
    Jan 16 2012 09:15 AM
    leave it
    Thanks everyone for the post's! I put it back in last night. I thought one of my fish would have tried to eat it but they didn't bother it.