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Old 07-24-2012, 03:12 PM   #1
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Flat worm problem

I have had a plague of orange flat worms take over my tank. Are there any fish or crab that will eat them. I have been stucking them out with wc but it seems the more I take out twice as many appear.
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Supposedly the yellow coris wrasse and the six line wrasse will pare their numbers down.

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Old 07-25-2012, 08:28 AM   #3
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Any other suggestions? Anyone know if there is a crab that will eat.them?
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My lfs suggested I use a mandarin wrasse and it will take care of the flat worm problem. Has anyone used them for this. Just looking to see if they will clean up tank
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My lfs suggested I use a mandarin wrasse and it will take care of the flat worm problem. Has anyone used them for this. Just looking to see if they will clean up tank
Melanarius wrasse sorry
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The wrasse may or may not eat the flatworms. Did you try the Salifert Flatworm eXit? That will definitely kill them even tho it usually takes more than 1 treatment.
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Salifert's Flatworm Exit works great! Just make sure you've got a canister filter full of more carbon than you think you'd need cuz when a flatworm dies it releases a toxin that's very harmful to fish. When a few die it won't bother them, but when you kill hundreds at a time it could wipe a tank out
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