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Old 06-12-2012, 04:20 PM   #1
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Flatworm Exit and Stop Aiptasia

I just ordered from Dr Foster's. Anyone have tips, tricks, anything to help? Other than following the directions.
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What color are the flatworms you have? in most cases, their populations rise and fall without the need for flatworm exit.
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:09 PM   #3
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Here's a pic of one a caught. We have got a few this size. These worms are very over populated. Have killed a 6 line, some cardinals, some chromis, 2 firefish and a mandrian. There color goes from pink to brownish.

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That is a common bristle worm. They do not(and cannot) kill healthy fish. They are beneficial and are detritus eaters and scavengers. I would look to my water parameters and skip the flatworm exit, because this is not a flatworm, and all they were doing was cleaning up the remains.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:33 PM   #5
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So I should stop catching them? My params are good. Have been checking every couple days. And having lfs check every week.
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The same LFS that sold you flatworm exit to kill bristle worms? They agreed that your flatworms are the reason for the fish deaths? If so, I would question any other advice from them.
If you have a lot of bristle worms, you are overfeeding. Scavenger populations are dependent on the available food.
I don't know what's killing the fish, but I do know it's not the worm pictured. Those are not harmful to your fish.
If it's not a parameter you have a test kit for, it's something else. Temp, oxygenation, some pollutant maybe, but you can stop killing the worms.
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Lol. I should of clarified. I ordered the flatworm exit online. LFS just thought the worms could be killing fish. Didn't show that pic though
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There are no flatworms that kill fish. At least, not in the hobby.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:15 PM   #9
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Ok. So not the smartest lfs ever. Thanks for your input. Glad I found this forum, I will have an amazing tank someday. LOL
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