Worm ID needed. Bobbit worm?

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Noticed this ugly character creeping out of a rock. Looks like it could be a small bobbit worm but not sure. If so, how do I annihilate this sucker? He darts back into the rock with any movement.

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Yeah that's a bobbit for sure, I had one just like it. I used long forceps to remove it, but there's a danger of it breaking in half and regrowing, so a trap might be a better option. That rock it's in looks too big to remove too..
 

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It does appear to be a Eunice sp. of some sort. You'd have to look at the head closer to positively identify it as a bobbit worm. Bobbits usually live in the sand, not rocks, so I doubt it is an actual bobbit. I remember a thread where someone was keeping a Eunice, but I don't remember which forum it was. It mostly ate algae.
 
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It does appear to be a Eunice sp. of some sort. You'd have to look at the head closer to positively identify it as a bobbit worm. Bobbits usually live in the sand, not rocks, so I doubt it is an actual bobbit. I remember a thread where someone was keeping a Eunice, but I don't remember which forum it was. It mostly ate algae.
I was doing some reading and apparently only a few varieties of Eunice that get big and are harmful. That being said, I would prefer to not find out it's one of those when fish start disappearing.

If I'm able to remove the whole rock and dip it in Revive I'm going to kill all the beneficial bacteria etc. in the rock right?
 
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Can a mod please move this thread to the hitchhiker ID section please. Not sure how I did that.
 

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I was doing some reading and apparently only a few varieties of Eunice that get big and are harmful. That being said, I would prefer to not find out it's one of those when fish start disappearing.

If I'm able to remove the whole rock and dip it in Revive I'm going to kill all the beneficial bacteria etc. in the rock right?
If you can remove the rock I’d just try to dip it in Rodi first, it shouldn’t like that. Revive seems excessive.
 

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EEE$Eek !! It IS a BOBBIt. . . hopefully only one
 

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