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Bristle worms OH MY!


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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    I already know about them. How the heck do I get rid of them? They're breeding like freaking crazy, way more then my lil 8g can handle. There sooo many that they don't care if it's day or night, they're gonna eat!
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    coral banded shrimp thats what i used

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    eww good question i dont have many becuase i pull them out and squish them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scubamomma View Post
    eww good question i dont have many becuase i pull them out and squish them!
    I've been doing that forever~moved a frag plug tonite and there were about 8 lil babies under it!
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    Starve them. Target feed fish only. Don't let anything hit the bottom. It's not easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedfordReefer View Post
    Starve them. Target feed fish only. Don't let anything hit the bottom. It's not easy.
    That would be hard as I have a goby that's a bottom feeder~porcelain crab too.
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    I can understand that. I have a Pink Spot that I see maybe once a day. He's a heck of a forager though, because he's probably 8" long and 1/2 in diameter. haha.

    The only way I know to remove worms is an arrow crab (NOT REEF SAFE. WILL EAT SMALL FISH), or to starve them.

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    Why worry about them? They are good bottom feeders, help clean up extra debris left from overfeeding etc. Obviously, you have too much excess food/nutrients in the tank. Cut back on your feeding etc. and the population will decline with reduced food availability. Besides looking ugly, what do they hurt?
    I collect PEs, and I'm always looking to trade for ones I don't have yet.

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    They are good. I wouldn't worry about them. Maybe the best detritus eater around and if they are proliferating then you must have plenty of detritus.

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    I'll cut down on feedings at least the amount~but if they die off I'll have a nitrate issue no? Especially if they die under the SB and LR.
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