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Old 02-04-2009, 09:01 PM   #11
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o yeah? what would be a better one?
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:51 PM   #12
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I'm not sure any critter will deal with that. Maybe a larger CBS or arrow crab would deal with a regular bristleworm, but if that is the fireworm ya got, I'm thinking a few nite trips with a red light and tongs might be the trick. Google on fireworm. You'll see.

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Old 02-05-2009, 05:17 PM   #13
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I think I want to get rid of the ones I have. They are proliferating. I jsut did my daily feeding and I counted 12! can they be netted?
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if they are bristle worms...don't worry about them....they are a good part of your cuc.....if fireworms.....ouch...try a small 6 line wrasse
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If they're bristle worms here's a trick to help if you really wanna get rid of em. They do help w/ detritus removal, but if you over feed they can grow to plague proportions, so monitor your food levels. Make sure the fish eat what you put in in a few minutes. Ok...take a pair of nylon stockings (panty hose), and cut one of the legs off. Put a piece of LR, or something heavy (preferably from the tank, so as not to introduce a contaminant) inside the stocking alond with a piece of krill, shrimp, or just a block of frozen mysis. Do this at night when the lights go off. The worms should come out for it, and their bristles should get stuck on the hose. Just lift out in the morning and throw away. Another trick is to take a small section of PVC pipe and drill some small holes large enough to allow the worms entry, but not too big, and cap off the ends...you could just shove something (something sanitary anyway) into both ends, and place it in the tank once it's been baited with one of the above foods. Again, do this at night, and they should go in and get the food, and still be there in the morning. Again, just lift out and empty the contents. Hope this helps!
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:26 AM   #16
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[quote=CluelessInNY;950908]I can they be netted ...

Well, at feeding time, you can also try to grab them with tweezers or tongs...don't touch them though, and you have to be quick!
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They are so fast I dont think you`ll net them. Here is an article about them.

http://www.xtalworld.com/Aquarium/hitchfaq.htm
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:11 PM   #18
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dont grab em with tongs... they excreet a terrible smell.
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google bristle worm traps. There are a couple ingenious designs out there, plus some commercial ones as well.
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Quote:
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dont grab em with tongs... they excreet a terrible smell.
I'm sure that's possible, but I've never experienced that. Of course...I've only been able to catch like...2, lol. I stopped worrying about them along time ago
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