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Old 03-02-2011, 06:39 AM   #11
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the white flatworms are not a problem at all. it's the red ones that reproduce and become a nuisance.
Well, I'm starting to see more and more LOL
And they really are a pain to "pick up" LOL
Well, I'll just do what I can to keep em in check without reaching to more drastic measures. Let's hope they really are "safe". Don't really mind em in there, just don't want hundreds of em either
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i have seen the white ones over and over in new tanks (or tanks that seem new due to spikes/moves) and they only last a few weeks and disappear as fast as they came.
if in fact they aren't common red planaria, you have nothing to worry about.
even red planaria come and go in the same manner, but they do reproduce a lot faster and tend to perch on corals in an attempt to get closer to the light, which stresses corals, and shields them from the light.
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i have seen the white ones over and over in new tanks (or tanks that seem new due to spikes/moves) and they only last a few weeks and disappear as fast as they came.
if in fact they aren't common red planaria, you have nothing to worry about.
even red planaria come and go in the same manner, but they do reproduce a lot faster and tend to perch on corals in an attempt to get closer to the light, which stresses corals, and shields them from the light.
Thx so far I always got lucky with hitchhikers, so I'm freaking out every time I see something new, cuz I'm worried that a bad one is overdue >.<
It's weird how after so much time there is still so much to discover! One if the things I love about Aquariums
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You shouldn't need a bigger tank for a mandarin. I had a 29 gallon when I got mine. Now, he is in a 70 gallon. They are amazing fish to watch, though. I have had one in my tank for a couple of years or so, and he has gotten used to eating the mysis and brine shrimp that we feed our other fish, so he isn't entirely dependent on pods, although he keeps the population of them down to a minimum.
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that's quite rare. the odds are one will die in a small tank like that. you got lucky.
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