Is it a bristleworm or fireworm???

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Okay these things are so creepy but I think it’s a bristleworm…right? Not a fireworm? Need to confirm bc it’s lurking on my clowns anemone
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Could be a fire worm, which is a type of bristle worm, but it's a bit hard to tell. If in doubt, take it out. Lift the anemone out in a bucket of water and use tweezers or something to get the worm out of the anemone. Then put the anemone and water back in the tank and euthanise the worm.
 

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It’s most likely a bristle worm (much more common). You want these I’m the tank they can a great part of the clean up crew
 

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Okay these things are so creepy but I think it’s a bristleworm…right? Not a fireworm? Need to confirm bc it’s lurking on my clowns anemoneView attachment 158671
Bristle worm, I’m 99% sure. After having over 10 in my tank, I’m positive it’s a bristle worm. You can tell because bristle worms will have that section that is a darker color (usually brown/grey) and then their regular skin color near it’s head. (That red/brown color)

This is one I found in my tank a while back
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If you enlarge the OP's picture, the worm appears to have a red body with white edges and that is characteristic of a fire worm.

There is an easy way to tell, grab it and see how much it hurts :)
 

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If you enlarge the OP's picture, the worm appears to have a red body with white edges and that is characteristic of a fire worm.

There is an easy way to tell, grab it and see how much it hurts :)
Bristle worms have red bodies and white edges
 

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Bristle worm, I’m 99% sure. After having over 10 in my tank, I’m positive it’s a bristle worm. You can tell because bristle worms will have that section that is a darker color (usually brown/grey) and then their regular skin color near it’s head. (That red/brown color)

This is one I found in my tank a while back
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This is a nice example of a good guy bristle worm
 

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