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post #11 of 14 Old 05-12-2012, 12:27 PM
I've never seen them crawl out of the tank. Never had the cat find one and played with it. They can get into the sump from the DT, via your overflow box, but have never even heard of them crawling out. And they don't bite, the are like a cactus, when you grab them, you are grabbing their bristles, and they can sting alittle. So try and bait them out if you want them out, do'nt try to pick them out.
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post #12 of 14 Old 05-21-2012, 09:04 PM
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the small ones are ok in my opinion but 15 cm it will most likely become a nuisance in time I had a 20 cm one crawl across the floor scared the ---- out of my wife at first I thought it was a centerped till I got a better look at it . still got the willys just thinking about it . and yes they do bite
i just cried a little
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ive never had or seen them crawl out of a tank either but if overfeeding they can get to be pretty big at this point i would remove them and/or cut back on feeding ( same goes if your overpopulated with them ) but other wise these are a good natural part of your CUC and can crawl in cracks of your rock work. unless overpopulated ( which is usually related to overfeeding ) i wouldnt worry to much about them.
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post #14 of 14 Old 05-22-2012, 10:06 AM
those buggers coz havoc in a reef tank but for a fowlr they should be ok.i have a few in mine as well they came with the red feather duster worm so i din't kill them coz i would have to kill my red worm as well.if you want to save time catching unwanted guest in your tank you should have made sure you killed everything in it before putting it in a long soak in fw and a good dry out will suffice in killing of everything in the lr.

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