Arrow crab

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    Just purchased an arrow crab for my bristol worms. How do I get him out of the plastic bag he came in and into my tank if I don't have a net?
     
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    Just lower the bag down to the rocks and tilt the opening downwards, he should walk right out. That is what I do with all my fish/inverts. Nets tend to be rough on fish and the crab could get caught in the net.
     
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    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

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    Bristle worms are an integral part of your CUC like biff said. Arrow Crab=bad Bristle worms=good
     
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    I'm along with Biff and Ryan on this one.
    Those arrow crabs do look cool though.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Nu uh. They are CREEPY.
     
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    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

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    Whats the matter Biff? No like spiders?
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Na,Their cool:D
     
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    they are pretty wicked
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    <shudder>
     
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    so this isnt your thing
    [​IMG]
     
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    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

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    hahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Now those are SPIDERS
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Holy camel spiders batman!!!

    I live in Arizona. Arthropods of that size are not all that uncommon :(
     
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    sweet
     
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    OK, I'm confused. I put him in and now I'm hearing that they are bad? My store and my friend said that they were good!? :frustrat: We had a bristol worm dang near 8 inches long and I've seen at least 1 that's near 4 inches. Now what, take him out? How much damage is he going to do to my tank? :frustrat:
     
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    He's just going to eat the bristle worms.But the worms eat fish waste and left over food.Snails only eat algae,and hermitsmostly like the left over fish food.Bristle worms will take care of fish waste before it breaks down and compromises water quality.
     
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