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Old 07-22-2013, 07:26 PM   #1
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acoel flatworm

I need some recommendations on how to remove these from my tank.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:31 PM   #2
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You can use flatworm exit. It will wipe them out and you'll have a spike if there are a ton of them. I suggest vacuuming out as many as you can before using it. I just leave them alone. Their populations boom and then crash just as fast.
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So if I just leave them be they'll just die off. That would sound like the best thing
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:41 PM   #4
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I bought some Halimeda from the lfs and got all bad things from it. Bubble algae those flat worms and Aiptasia. Just from a couple handfuls. Kinda sucks but I guess it happens
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Yes. That's been my experience. They are ambush predators that eat pods along with getting some nutrition from light. If you have a large pod population you'll have a boom, they will eat the pods gone, and then try to perch on your tallest things to reach for light, like corals.
In some cases a wrasse could either eat them or eat the pod population down so they start to starve out. Years ago i had a massive bloom of red planaria and at that time I added a pair of fairy wrasses. I never saw the wrasses actually eat a flatworm, but shortly after this, they all started to disappear. They were never seen again in that tank, even after a power outage took out the wrasses.
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I've only seen one pod in my tank. So they won't have much to eat.
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