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Flatworms can be controlled in the aquarium by a couple of methods. The safest and most effective way is to syphon them out during water changes. This will not always rid them from the system 100% but is a means of keeping them under control.

 

 

 

Common Name(s): Flat worms
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Temperament / Behavior: Spead quickly
Other Comments: Flatworms can be controlled in the aquarium by a couple of methods. The safest and most effective way is to syphon them out during water changes. This will not always rid them from the system 100% but is a means of keeping them under control. The other option is to use Salifert 'Flat Worm Exit'. This however must be done with caution and if not done correctly can be very damaging to your system. Removing all dead flat worm from the tank after treating with flat worm exit is important, as are the running of a good quality carbon and water changes to remove the chemicals given off by the dead flatworms. Some wrasses will also eat flatworms as a natural way of control.

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