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Bristle Worm Torn In Half


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This morning i woke up to a moonlit tank with a bristle worm wrapped completely aroung two heads of frogspawn.This worm was at least 6 or 7 inches long. I had just recently lost two of the 7 heads from my frogspawn so i proceeded to use the turkry baster to get it out......iot was two big so i pinned it down on the rock and used a net..,. problem is about 3/4 of an inch of the worm ripped off and fell behind some rock.....i removed the rest. question is is the worm completely dead now or can it still grow?????????? ???

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The best way to get rid of Bristle Worms is to take your LR out and spray it with fresh water or a product like NovAqua. They will come running out of their holes. All you have to do is make sure you have a bucket underneath to catch them in.


Plucking doesn't work. If you separate them, you have 2 worms.

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Bristle worms can be a healthy addition to the tank. I would n't freak just because you have one. If you have one that is truly 7" I would remove as u did, but if now he is down to >1" I wouldn't worry.

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