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Old 06-26-2012, 04:46 PM   #1
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Hello All,

Would someone please tell me what these white specs are, which are starting to over run my tank? First there was one on the glass, then the following week 5, now I have about 20! They seem to really like my mushrooms too, as I can see them all over them. The corals do not seem stressed at this time. My tank is almost 1 year old, and I have seeded my refigum with copepoods about 6 months ago, but this is getting overwhelming. I am attaching a pic. Please advise.

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Old 06-26-2012, 10:39 PM   #2
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Bump! Help please!
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:01 PM   #3
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Could you get a better pic? It might be a flatworm, some are nothing to worry about and some are really bad. Are they hard or soft?
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They are really soft. They are multiplying like crazy.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:34 PM   #5
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It would be a flatworm then. Pods are crustaceans.
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I have the same prob but mine are smaller, hard, and oval shaped.
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I have the same prob but mine are smaller, hard, and oval shaped.
Those are limpet snails, they won't cause any problems.
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Are you sure you don't have amphiods? They look like that when flat out.
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:42 AM   #9
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Those are limpet snails, they won't cause any problems.
So do they move or anything? Cause mine just sit there like they're eggs or something.
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That I would bet are flatworms. You need to get them out pretty quick or they will over run your tank. I had a similar issue and it took 3 doses of salifert flatworm exit tog et rid of them all. You can start by siphoning up as many as you can. Flatworm exit is only safe if used as directed though, so be very careful with it. Be ready with a water change if need be as well. But the stuff will work.
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