Are these worms safe?

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Hi! Can someone help me identify if these worms are the harmful type of bristleworm or beneficial?
The worms are currently not doing any harm to the fishes and corals, but I want to make sure they are safe and remove them if unsafe before they cause any harm.

also if you can give tips how to control them, they are multiplying rapidly
 

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Video not showing can you post up some pics so we can help you?
Here. Hoping these are common bristleworms and not the fireworm
 

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Is it safe to say that these are not fireworms?
Yes. Fireworms are darker in coloration and have fluffy, red gills at the bases of their bristles. Common bristleworms are pink (though under certain lighting conditions, like in the linked videos, they appear mostly dark as their digestive tracts are visible) and do not have prominent gills.
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Left is fire and right is common bristle

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Yes. Fireworms are darker in coloration and have fluffy, red gills at the bases of their bristles. Common bristleworms are pink (though under certain lighting conditions, like in the linked videos, they appear mostly dark as their digestive tracts are visible) and do not have prominent gills.
Thanks!! Appreciate the help.
 

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