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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    I'm looking for suggestions or knowledge on a reef safe natural predator of bristle worms. Thanks
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    bluwc - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    6 line Wrasse

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    rcombs - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    arrow crab will take care of em too

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    bluwc - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Why would you put something that will nip at coral in a reef tank? They are a known terror, be careful when it comes to crabs

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    rcombs - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    ya i would go with the 6 line, my cousin got the arrow and it didnt bother his, but he got lucky and he feeds them shrimp so he dont bother much. 6 line is best.

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    Six lines are known to be nasty reef inhabitants. A Yellow Coris Wrasse will take care of your bristle worms and many other pests in the tank, like flatworms. Very beautiful to look at and takes a giant dive into the sandbed to sleep at night and comes out in the am, which I always thought was very cool. It gets along with all other fishes, even when it gets a little bigger, which is unlikely to be the case with a six line.

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    rcombs - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    yellow coris is on my list to get

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyNemesis View Post
    Six lines are known to be nasty reef inhabitants. A Yellow Coris Wrasse will take care of your bristle worms and many other pests in the tank, like flatworms. Very beautiful to look at and takes a giant dive into the sandbed to sleep at night and comes out in the am, which I always thought was very cool. It gets along with all other fishes, even when it gets a little bigger, which is unlikely to be the case with a six line.
    Damn beautiful fish is that Coris Wrasse! But get's to big for my tank 5" my tanks a 26
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyNemesis View Post
    Six lines are known to be nasty reef inhabitants. A Yellow Coris Wrasse will take care of your bristle worms and many other pests in the tank, like flatworms. Very beautiful to look at and takes a giant dive into the sandbed to sleep at night and comes out in the am, which I always thought was very cool. It gets along with all other fishes, even when it gets a little bigger, which is unlikely to be the case with a six line.
    Very very true..

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    Tom@HaslettMI - Reefkeeper
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    My tiger pistol shrimp must have been eating them. I had bristle worms, then got the tiger pistol and did not see a worm for all of the years I had it. After it passed I started noticing them again and now a year later I have tons of them. I'm not sure if mine was an anomaly or the norm for eating bristle worms.

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