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Flat worm?? Help please

Discussion in 'Coral Information and Help' started by suffolkboy, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. suffolkboy

    suffolkboy Registered

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    Hi everyone, I turned my powerheads and pump off to feed my fish and coral and noticed on my hammer loads of what look like tiny flat worm all over my hammer coral.[​IMG][​IMG]

    I have had the odd large one which I fished out but never seen them in this quantity and size.

    Are they bad, I know some can be.

    If so how do I get rid? They are tiny and all over the hammer.

    Thanks Rob

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  2. penzo

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    I would coral dip it, should get rid of them.
     
  3. BAZMACKEM

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    Had exact same things on my Torch... i took out and shook in a bucket of tank water... this was advised by someone on a forum and did it again a couple days later and touch wood never seen any since! there was loads came off! read bad reviews of flatworm x and other products. if loads die at once they will poison tank. The only other one I have seen is a HUGE one that was about 4" when I was re scaping (around the same time)...
     
  4. Wal35

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    Salifert Flatworm Exit and follow the instructions
    tried it and done it , worked really well, did not lose a coral or a fish
     
  5. warby

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    Agree with wal iv used it twice on my 5ft tank follow instructions exactly and you won't have a problem. I think the key is to syphon out as many as you can as when they die they can release a toxin but that's where good quality granular activated carbon comes in.

    They won't eat corals or anything they feed off light and can reach plague proportions quite fast and start to smother corals which will kill the coral.

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  6. suffolkboy

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    I have ordered the salifert so let's see how we get on!! At least they don't eat the corals, that was one concern.

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  7. warby

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    This was some of my flat worm problem a while back:
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  8. suffolkboy

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    Wow that's vrazy..

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  9. dave ogden

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    Get yourself a jade wrash it will get rid of them for you

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