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Old 05-17-2006, 04:48 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by reefbound
my tank is infested with them...everywhere you look night or day...I just want to thin the population I have already reduced the amount of food.
That will help but it will take time. They sell commercial traps for bristleworms you could try. There is also a homemade trap someone told me about where you use a knee-hi stocking and a soda bottle. I've never tried it so I can't say if it works but may be worth trying. You put the stocking inside the bottle and roll the top down over the top of the bottle. Secure with a rubberband. Place a piece of shrimp/food in the bottom of it and lay it on it's side in the tank. The bristleworm supposedly will go inside and it's bristles will get snagged in the nylon so it can't get back out.

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that diy way seems like a good plan which I will try tonight... hmmm,, now to convince the wife why I need one of her stockings....

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I've witnessed my orange-spotted shrimp goby yank a bristle worm out of the sand and gobble him up. The worm was about as long as the fish.

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