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Old 03-22-2011, 10:52 PM   #1
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Worm Trap

I know, I know, bristle worms are good for my tank. But they are grossing my wife out and she wants them gone, I just saw one that was easily 6 inches long. I plan on buying a flame hawk, I have heard they will eat smaller ones, but I wouldn't imagine it can eat one that large. How do you make a trap for these worms? Can larger worms tamper with fish? I do have a midas blenny that sleeps on the sand next to the rock that is infested with worms.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:54 PM   #2
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I have found 9 worms so far tonight, two are over 5 inches long, the rest are smaller.
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Cut the top off, bait the trap, tape it shut and let the worm go in!

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Old 03-23-2011, 08:58 AM   #4
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What would keep my fish from eating the bait though? Should I just put something too large for them to eat, like a shrimp?
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Yeah I would. Or a silverside

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Old 03-23-2011, 07:17 PM   #6
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How is that a trap with such a large opening or is the premise to grab what's sticking out?

I would think my hermits would get in there and maybe my nassarius
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:19 PM   #7
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When the top of the bottle is turned inside out and placed back into the bottle. The whole isn't big at all, same idea as a lobster trap. I could be completely wrong
As far as the crabs and such, I'm not sure just hope that the worm goes in too and pull it out?

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And the first guest is.... A nassarius.

The hermit can't crawl up. He must be po
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:33 AM   #9
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I've tried that style trap and it works great if your hunting snails. What you might want to try is a bit of pvc pipe (might have to be quite long with a worm that size) with saran wrap on one end held on with a rubber band. Put the silverside all the way in by the saran wrap and put that infront of their favorite hide out. When it goes in for the fish lift up on the open end and you've got him. I've used this for removing a fish and it works amazingly well, they can't figure out...swimming up=freedom lol. Good luck
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:18 AM   #10
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Purevil tell your wife they are rare one armed star fish. Either that name the worm some cute little name and then say it has a name you expect me to kill it?

I actually take mine out of one tank and put in another where I have a golden coral banded shrimp. I actually use a tweezers to hold the food in the tank and get them that way once they come out to get the food I let them have it and gently take them out with the tweezers. I don't suggest getting a shrimp to eat them because they cause more problems than they are worth.

My filament wrasse sleeps in the sand so if a worm was going to eat him they could. The only thing I have seen my bristle worms go after was already dead.
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