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Old 12-12-2004, 05:44 PM   #1
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More bad luck/news brown flatworms

I spotted about 20-30 brown flatworms on my front glass today. I used a airline hose to siphon them out but I'm sure I didn't get all of them. Any suggestions on what to do? Should I get flatworm exit and try to use it now before the population of them grows to in insane level within a week or two?

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Old 12-12-2004, 06:11 PM   #2
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Flatworm Exit, do it now before its a huge problem. Some fish actually eat Flatworms, but if this was the case for you, the fish would have given up 20 to 30 tasty snacks on the front glass...

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I would only use chemical control as a last resort. I had a population in the hundreds and now they are hard to find. I did the manual siphoning for a few weeks with water changes and they are now under control. Their population wax and wane with available foodsource so you may not have a prolonged problem.
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Well, I only have 1 blue devil damsel in the tank becuase something killed the rest off a few weeks back.

I"m just worried they are going to get out of control in a 110g w/ almost 200lbs of LR. I have some red/orange flat worms in my 30g that I can't seem to get rid of. ugh, decisions decisions....
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what are these flatworms and i take it they are bad i have seen some white worms swimming in my tank are they bad as well thanks jester
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I believe there are different types of flatworms. I had whitish colored ones that died off on their own, but only a few here and there. From what I've read, they are pod eaters. I've read the red/brown ones can irritate corals. That and they are unsightly and reproduce like mad. They can get out of hand in no time.
Here's a pic of one of mine to give you an idea of what they look like.

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