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Old 03-23-2004, 10:16 AM   #1
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Ack! Flatworms! Please Help!!!

I have just noticed that i have an outbreak of flatworms. They look like this http://www.rshimek.com/images/flatworm%20composite1.jpg except the ones in my tank are rust color. How do i get rid of them? Does that Flatworm Exit from Salifert work? Anyone with any success with it? Where can i get some from? Do i really need a pound of GAC?
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Old 03-23-2004, 10:41 AM   #2
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Does that Flatworm Exit from Salifert work?
I have read very good things about flatworm exit, from what I understand it works quite well, I've only read of a couple of people that had to repeat the treatment.

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Do i really need a pound of GAC?
Yes, to remove the medication after use and because when the flatworms die they will release toxins into the water that could kill your fish and inverts.

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Check our sponsors, I'm certain one of them carries it.
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Thanks RR! Im gonna have to give it a try. Probably this weekend. Other than being unsightly, do those particular flatworms cause any damage?
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Not sure what species you have, but some are predatory and most will cause problems by simple numbers alone.
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We used the "flat worm exit" and it WORKED! I highly reccomend it. We had a pretty severe infestation and it took it out in one dose.

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Guess thats the way i will go. Gonna order some flat worm exit in the morning. Funny thing is ive seen them, just never really paied mutch attention to them, i didnt know what they were. Now they are EVERYWHERE!!!! 8O
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