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Old 06-15-2013, 10:11 PM   #1
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flat worms on LPS. please help

As you can see in the picture my lps is full of flat worms. As far as I can see it is the only coral that has them. What do you guys recommend for getting rid of them. I have a 6 line and a fairy wrasse but they don't seem to want touch them. Any other suggestions. I was thinking a fresh water dip but have never done one before so I am not sure on how to go about it.

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Old 06-16-2013, 12:34 PM   #2
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I had gotten a gonipora that was covered in flatworms. I did a freshwater dip on it and they fell right off. I used some rodi water and made it the same temp put it in a clean Tupperware and just lightly swished around the coral upside down for about two seconds. The coral defiantly didn't like it but neither did the worms. Usually if the coral is strong enough it will survive. How long have you has the coral for? I hope there isn't more in your tank.
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I bought the coral about 4-6 months ago but I just recently noticed the flat worms. I haven't noticed it on any other corals or rocks but they seem to be growing in number on that coral and I'm starting to notice the coral takes a little longer to open up when the lights kick on
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Frogspawn takes a little time to open up. Once you have flatworms you will always have. The only thing you can do is lower the amount of worms as it will cover your coral and starve it of life. Always dip new corals before putting them in your tank. A quick 5-10 min dip in coral rx will get rid of the pests. If its just isolated on that one coral.

If u have a huge festation flatworm exit usually does the trick but thats only as a last resort
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:23 AM   #6
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The dip needs to be done in coral rx or can I do a simple freshwatet dip. If so for how long?
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The dip needs to be done in coral rx or can I do a simple freshwatet dip. If so for how long?
I would reccomend coral rx. Not only will it kill the worms, larvae and eggs, it will help your coral. 5-10 dip while hitting it with a turkey baster.

A fresh water dip method is useful if you dont have access to coral rx
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Alright ill try to find some coral rx then
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Thanks for the advice
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Always have a bottle on hand. Its 20$ and it lasts. Dip all new corals to prevent parasite.i have a few flatworms on my frogspawn as well. I dipped it and my frog spawn has never looked happier. it opens to about 4 inches each head ever since
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