Please identify this critter and advise

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Can someone identify this worm that has come in on a finger coral please. Is it a problem and how would I deal with it if so.
 

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Looks to me like a bristle worm, though it's hard to tell

If it's a bristle worm, they are generally harmless, though if you touch them with bare hands, the bristles can get into you and cause some pretty decent pain. They can bite. Many people don't like the looks of them and remove them, including me. They are a good addition to your CUCm
 

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I have tried taking it out with some tweezers but it's very brittle and breaks to small pieces. Would a peroxide dip work?
Oh god, that sounds gross. If it's a bristle worm, they can grow back from a small pieces, so that is either a good thing or a bad thing depending on if you like them or not...
 
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Oh god, that sounds gross. If it's a bristle worm, they can grow back from a small pieces, so that is either a good thing or a bad thing depending on if you like them or not...
I'm new to saltwater aquariums so I'm not sure at this point. I'll have to do some research!
 

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