bristle worms, will they hurt an octopus

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  1. marinerules

    marinerules Wonderpus Registered

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    i foudn on in my tank , its about 4 inches or longer and its about a quarter of an inch wide,

    they have never hurt my fish , but i know that a octo skins is delicate and bristle worms are , well , bristley
     
  2. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    i wouldnt expect so, they are good scavengers for an octo tank.

    I had a bristle worm almost a foot long with my cuttles

    unless you get a tiny baby octopus, then maybe better removing big worms to be safe
     
  3. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Even bigger bimacs don't seem to like the bristle worms much. My bimac would poke at a worm when she saw it and make it retreat. After she had eggs, she killed bristle worms, even large ones. I found the pieces in the tank. She must have thought they were a threat to her eggs (and I have read that bristle worms will eat eggs).

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