By Bob Goemans
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Worms (Good, Bad, & Ugly)

 Sabellastarte magnifica (Feather Duster)

Sabellastarte magnifica
(Shaw, 1800)

Feather Duster

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable


Where aquarists are concerned, we may see all three! We can add them purposely to our aquariums, or they can sneak in on live rock, live sand, or on and inside coral animals. And there are so many different kinds that I could probably spend the rest of my life researching them, however, I’ll stick to what is or can be of interest to marine aquarists.

Even though their taxonomy is quite complex, as there are many phylum’s, orders and families, I’ve decided to place those of possible interest into groups named to specifically denote the ‘type’ of worm that is placed within it so as to make finding those you may have interest in easier to locate.

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