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Bristle worms, clean up crew, hitchhike -

Bristle worms? Yuk!! If you have a saltwater aquarium and haven’t seen a bristle worm yet, it’s only a matter of time till you do. The common bristle worm found in aquariums are usually brown to red in colour with sides that look hairy. They are unattractive, but fortunately nocturnal and typically not visible during the day. They hitchhike into aquariums either through coming in on live rock or corals. Before thinking how to get rid of them, consider that they will act as part of your system’s clean up crew. They’ll eat any leftover food, detritus or dead creatures...

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