Harvesting tube worms from the sea

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  1. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Hi guys.

    im on holiday in vleesbay(just before mosselbay) and after walking around and checking out the rock pools for fish and corals and things like that ive found quite a few fish. I know its not warm here but im sure certain things will be abl e to adjust in warmer water.

    i found really pretty tube worms and would like to know how to get them off the rocks?
     
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    Best to try and get them with their rocks buddy - they seem to get hurt and dont last long in the tank if not taken off their base nicely
     
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    Then i should get myself a chissel and hammer
     
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    Becareful, you can get a huge fine
     
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    Warr's right dude the fine's the small problem - anyone with a chisel and hammer on the beach is parks board enemy number 1! Try to get an old phone card or bank card - the rocks I'm talking about the smaller ones that can like fit in a bucket and loose!
     
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    Johan, seldom do they survive, personally I wouldn't collect them.
     
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    Ok i think ill rather get them from lfs's than get it from the sea. They are really pretty tho, will take pics tomo and post when im home again
     
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    have you come across the smaller fans yet (the ones that live in the acros), they are much brighter colours, saw some purple, pink, orange, red and blue, but realy realy bright! they would make stunning pictures!
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    Havnt seen them yet. I have a few small white ones in my tank but thats how far it goes
     
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    best bet is to be slow and gentle, hold the end and gently pull away from the rock, your other finger you pust gently put it between the tube and rock and gently push it away. Be gentle or you break the tube, don't just pull it.
     
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    Johan, just be sure to understand that by taking fish from colder waters and popping them in our warmer tropical; tanks, you are shortening their lives. Their metabolism increases, thus the shorter lives.

    IMO, and it is my opinion, leave em in the sea.
     
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