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Old 12-21-2014, 09:17 PM   #1
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I seem to have a very healthy community of bristle worms and feather dusters. Is there any way to control this population. I am sure that part of the problem has been me over feeding, but I do not want to underfed either. Any help would be great!


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Old 12-21-2014, 09:53 PM   #2
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Shut the lights off for an hour use a red flashlight and pick them out with tweezers or gloves that's how I control mine.. Or you can make a trap by cutting little slits in a water bottle then put a rinsed table shrimp in it and some sand to keep the shrimp at the bottom. Then burry the bottom of the bottle under the sand. And leave it for a day or two


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Old 12-21-2014, 10:51 PM   #3
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You already know the source of the population, overfeeding. Just cut back a little bit here and there and the numbers of bristleworms will decline slowly. There isnt anything really wrong with having them in a tank, just have to watch out for your fingers when you are working in there. lol If you must remove some I had alot of luck with a bristleworm trap I got for like $6 online. In only two nights I got over two dozen worms. Good luck
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They are pretty hard to control once they get in large numbers. You'll have to physically remove them. They can survive on very little I had like a dozen in a water bottle for like a month and they were still alive until I flushed them.


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Feed 2 or 3 times a week and they will slowly disappear. People go out and spend hundreds on snails and crabs and starfish, just to throw away the free critters that do the same job. I don't see the logic behind it.
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