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Just a bristleworm. He most likely wont hurt anything.


Not quite right, he can and will hurt you if you touch him. They can sting the crap out of you. In small sizes your other tank occupants should be fine, but I have seen large ones steal food out of my anemone's tentacles.

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Dman, yeah I wouldn't handle it, those bristles along the side will break off in your skin and can be irritating. I've grabbed them accidentally moving stuff around and it's annoying but I'd say a fire ant bite is a lot worse. Considering how big I've found them when moving tanks and not had any problems with the inhabitants I don't consider them detrimental to a reef system just ugly. Doesn't mean I won't remove one if the opportunity arises.

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