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Old 04-12-2015, 09:51 PM   #1
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Huge bristle worms

I bought some live rock from my local fish store and I noticed it had two huge fat 6 inch bristle worms in it, I know bristle worms are harmless but I dont want any in my tank that big. Should I just let the sun bake the live rock and turn it into dry rock and kill the live rock or should I think of another way to get them off my rock?


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They make traps for them, so you could even DIY one. You can even pull them out with tweezers.
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I bought some live rock from my local fish store and I noticed it had two huge fat 6 inch bristle worms in it, I know bristle worms are harmless but I dont want any in my tank that big. Should I just let the sun bake the live rock and turn it into dry rock and kill the live rock or should I think of another way to get them off my rock?


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don't kill the good stuff in the rock, that would just be a waste of $$$.
put them in a bucket with tank water, but hanging from something so they are suspended.
Put some food in the bottom of the bucket and wait.
hopefully overnight the worms will come out looking for food and will go to the bottom and not be able to get back to the suspended rocks.

don't know for sure if it would work, but it sounds as if it might.
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A freshwater dip would bring them out too.


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