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Old 05-04-2013, 05:58 PM   #1
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best way to remove a flat worm

what is the best way to catch a flat worm
I seen one last night climbing on the glass
it was late and at first I thought it was a stominella snail and I got a closer look and it wasn't I want to get this thing out before it becomes a nusense
and what is the best way of disposing of it

it was about a inch long it looked like this with just no black markings

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Old 05-04-2013, 06:23 PM   #2
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I had one too. It was a polyclad flat worm I believe. It hunts snails and other inverts. Check it out on google. I got rid of mine with my syphon. I took the mouth off the syphon to just have a hose so I could get around the rocks. Then sucked it up. It had a snail with it, and plugged my syphon. I put my net underneath as I pulled it out just to be safe.

I know some other people have used traps and used new snails as bait.
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think I'm going hunting tonight
just the thought of that thing gives me the creeps
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They kinda remind me of the face sucking flat worms from the alien series haha
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:34 PM   #5
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wow I thought the same thing lmao
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Haha that's awesome! I was very turned off by my tank until I removed him.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:39 PM   #7
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Disregard.
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but it's not , it's a big ugly alien of a flat worm
he can wipe out my whole reef in no time if I don't get him out
gives me the creeps just thinking if it got out and crawled around in the house brrrrr
I'm just glad it's in the newer tank cause I can access just about the whole tank with out moving things around
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I think that explains why I see empty shells of crabs and snail after one time I saw couple of something like that in my tank.
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Melanurus( Hoevens) wrasse is a good fish to have they eat pests (flatworms) and a good looking fish.
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