Red Cluster Duster worms (Bispira sp.)
Phylum: Annelida, Class: Polychaeta
Range: Indo-Pacific, Mediterranean, Caribbean
Size: 2 in. Space:: 10+ gal. Diet: Plankton
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Natural History: Red Cluster Duster Worms are relatives of the common earthworm. These worms filter feed the reef water that passes by them with their red tentacles. Food is passed to the segmented bodies within the tubes they build for protection.
Husbandry: The Red Cluster Duster worm is prey for some predatory fish and starfish. They require aquarium water with particulates and benefit from supplementary feedings of phytoplankton or liquid organic foods.
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