• Polychaete - Bristle worm


    Photo thanks to lime - worm is around 2cm long


    Photo thanks to Bardus 71

    Name:
    Scientific name: Polychaete - Bristle worm
    Common name: Bristle worm
    AKA: Freshwater bristle worm

    Country of origin:
    Australia & overseas.

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    Diet:

    Breeding: Varies between species.

    Tank companions: They can eat shrimp, especially shrimplets. Some species appear to, others not.
    They are usually harmless to fish.

    There are 168 species of freshwater bristle worms.

    They are good for aerating the substrate.

    Thread continues here:
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...leworm-MTS-etc

    Relevant threads:
    Contains some swearing - and video:
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...ht=bristleworm

    WTB & discussion of soil aeration & alternative species for this:
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...-Tubifex-worms
    Comments 1 Comment
    1. bardus71's Avatar
      bardus71 -
      These handsome creatures are nocturnal and will creep out of the substrate at night. They also seem sensitive to ammonia spikes, as interesting as that seems due to them living in decaying mulm.
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