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Old 12-28-2003, 01:14 PM   #1
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I am preparing a 55gallon refugium for my new 150gal tank and have noticed an infestation of flatworms in the fuge... The 150 is not up and running yet, and I suspect the flatworms came in on some Caulerpa I seeded the fuge with. The tanks will exchange water in a mixing sump of 37gallons with the overflow from both tanks dropping through a 100 micron filter sock so I dont think the will make it into my large tank.. I have designed the sump to provide 100% water exchange between the tanks while retaing the ability to run at dfiffering flow rates...

Do I need to be concerned with the flatworms in the fuge??? Is there an animal other than a cuke that feasts on this ugly creature???

I own my Aquarium..... I am God of these 5 cubic feet..... My ignorant mistakes sweep though this tiny world like a plague of biblical proportions...
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Old 12-28-2003, 01:30 PM   #2
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six line wrasse from what i read

good luck keith
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Old 12-28-2003, 01:32 PM   #3
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According to the Oceanographic Series book on inverts the “Head Shield Nudibranch” (Chelidomura) loves eating flat worms. But you’d have to make sure your “infestation” sustained itself at least a little bit because that’s all they eat. The book also warns that they are easily harmed by intake tubes. They are fairly attractive looking IMHO. In my tank, I have a 6 line wras that seems to keep them under control. I sometimes see them in the fuge, but have watched him eat the only ones I have ever seen in the main tank.
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