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    Senior Member SnelgroveReefer's Avatar
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    HELP! - I dont feel right about flushing him.

    I have a fairly large 10" brittle worm that I removed from my nano tank when I was moving rock around. What do I do with him? I don't want him in my display tank or nano tank. I am not sure if I should put him in the Sump as he might block a hose, get into the display or get caught in the impeller of the pump. I just do not feel right about flushing him down the toilet. Should I put him in the quarantine tank? Any suggestions?
    Mark
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    See if another reefer would want him? Don't flush him. Worst case senario, take him to the LFS and see if they will give you some credit

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    opps sorry, read that wrong thought it said brittle star. maybe another reefer would want it

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    I would flush... I doubt you will find anyone interested in a large brittle worm.

    IJO

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    I wouldn't feel too bad.
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    bristle worm

    Bristle worms are more of a pest,but keeping them under control
    is a hard task to do.......being cleaners of debris and waste from
    tanks they can get quite large......
    In my opinion I would get rid of him by putting it in fresh water as it sure
    kills them instantly.......
    I have tons right now,but I got an arrow crab
    and he is cleaning house.

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    10" is a preatty nice size, Roast + Garlic ?
    Hehe I'm just kiddint, maybe someone here with a FOWLR would take it.

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    Senior Member SnelgroveReefer's Avatar
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    Thanks for all the advise. He is the star of a new sequel, Flushed Away 2.
    Mark
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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowtang View Post
    Bristle worms are more of a pest,but keeping them under control
    is a hard task to do.......being cleaners of debris and waste from
    tanks they can get quite large......
    In my opinion I would get rid of him by putting it in fresh water as it sure
    kills them instantly.......
    I have tons right now,but I got an arrow crab
    and he is cleaning house.
    If you have that many bristle worms it usually means you are over feeding, or under cleaning, there is a lot of them because they have a lot of food.

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