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Old 10-21-2005, 12:17 PM   #1
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Flat slug looking thing

can someone tell me what this is...

it is about 2 inches long, and 1 inch wide, and completely flat. probably only 1 mm thick. also, there are 2 little things sticking off the front... almost like eye pods.

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edit... for some reason i cant see ANY pics on the forum. i hope these showed up. let me know if the do or not!!!!

i guess i will have to figure out this problem with my recent xp upgrade...
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No pics in this post... It would really help to id the thing if we can see pics.
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Old 10-21-2005, 12:49 PM   #3
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Sounds like a flatworm. There are some that get quite large. I'll see if I can find some links for you.
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No pics in this post... It would really help to id the thing if we can see pics.
yeah, thats why i tried to insert pics ... but as i indcated in my post, something is acting weird with my computer since i upgraded to XP.

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edit... see first post...

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Definately a flat worm.
Here are some links to check out. HTH

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/flatworms.htm
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/platyhe...elminthes.html
http://www.rzuser.uni-heidelberg.de/~bu6/flatintr.htm
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Old 10-21-2005, 03:17 PM   #7
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thanks... i think i have two in my tank!

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I don't believe it's parasitic. During the MACNA conference, Dr. Ron talked a little bit about flatworms and said the only truly bad ones are the ones that breed to plaque proportions. Referring to the little red/yellow guys that irritate corals, so I don't think you have anything to worry about with these larger worms.
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