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Old 09-28-2005, 03:19 PM   #1
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flat worms

I saw a huge one of these guys in my tank a few time, maybe the size of a silver dollar, is it bad or should I leave it alone? It would be extreamly difficult to remove as I only see it at night and it is in the most hard to reach areas of the tank.
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Pretty sure they're bad. Six-line wrasses are known to eat them.
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Old 09-28-2005, 04:29 PM   #3
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Any chance of a pic? Is it round in shape? Any distinguishing marks? I'm thinking it's not one of the ones that reproduce quickly and become a nuisance in the tank. Here are some links on flatworms.

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/flatworms.htm

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/flatwormfaqs.htm

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/flatwrmfaq2.htm

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/flatwrmfaq3.htm
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it is round in shape from what i can tell. it is whiteish/opaque with what appear to be two eyes at one end. I do have a six-line wrasse but this thing is either the same size as him or bigger.
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I don't think I'd panic. Here is another site with a flatworm simular to what you are describing.

http://www.rshimek.com/flatworms.htm
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Thanks Ill just let him be then unless I see him do something I dont like.
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