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banasophia

Hi guys, just checked my tank and discovered that my new bristleworm trap worked! I’ve purchased another one in the past, and I’ve made my own, but neither worked, so I’m really excited that this one may be a good one for nano tanks. The holes are pretty small so it won’t work on really big bristleworms, but it did the trick and caught quite a few of the smaller ones. 
 

Aquarium Supplies ISTA Clear Glass Planaria Trap for Cherry Shrimp Crystal red Shrimp Dwarf Shrimp https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DTVQAVO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_4APpFb08WQ7V1

 

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banasophia

@kimberbee... thought I’d tag you in case you’re still looking for one. That blue plastic one we tried a while back didn’t trap any for me... this one is much better, and fits well in a nano tank too. 

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banasophia

So satisfying, trapped over 50 bristleworms last night


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Saltysheep

So gross and so cool

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banasophia
1 hour ago, Saltysheep said:

So gross and so cool

Haha I know, that was what I thought too 😆

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Break

I bought one of these, but it only had the two holes with smaller circumference. I had no luck with it, but this gives me hope that this model might work. What bait did you find works best?

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banasophia
21 minutes ago, Break said:

I bought one of these, but it only had the two holes with smaller circumference. I had no luck with it, but this gives me hope that this model might work. What bait did you find works best?

Yes, the holes are pretty small so it is better with small to medium sized bristleworms. 
 

I put a half cube of marine cuisine in it. Sometimes bigger bristleworms do get stuck in the holes and block the entry of additional worms for the night, but even when that happens I’m happy cuz at least it means I caught three big ones. Plus when that happens I find that tons more just gather underneath it and I can grab them out by hand with my long forceps. 

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jservedio

That'll give you some nightmares. Wow!

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banasophia

This morning’s catch - yikes - I counted over 30! One problem I can report is that because it’s glass, of course it will shatter if you drop it. I bumped mine off the counter right after I had posted about them on Instagram. Thankfully it was clean at the time, and I was glad I was able to get a replacement. 

 

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debbeach13

You convinced me I just ordered one.

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30 minutes ago, debbeach13 said:

You convinced me I just ordered one.

I hope it works well for you!

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