damsels eating flatworms

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  1. reef_guru

    reef_guru Humpback Whale

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  3. Dr.Fragenstein

    Dr.Fragenstein Panda Puffer

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    I had an old wholesaler that was in the biz for 30ish years and he said the yellow damsels ate flatworms as well.
     
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    reef_guru Humpback Whale

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    both are omnivores not carnivores, flatworms are not plants.
     
  5. Crimson Ghost

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    Lots of people have found this to be an effective way to battle the unsightly buggers. Check out this link to WWM on the subject:

    FltwmPredCont

    In the past I had them and I used Salifert FW Exit - worked like a charm...good stuff ! I am not a fan of the aggressiveness of a damsel’s in my tank so I wouldn’t put one in myself (it’s a real PITA to catch it aftwards).
     
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    Dont see why that matters. Herbivores eat plants, omnivores eat anything ;)
     
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    Crimson Ghost Blue Ringed Angel

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    Close...but not exactly "anything" I think an omnivore can't digest some plant life so not everything.
     
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    reef_guru Humpback Whale

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    after reading what i typed, it dawned on me, im an idiot and need to go back to school or drink some more coffee. call it a moment.
     
  10. Bogie

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    Just use Salifert Flatworm Exit as mentioned above.
     
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    reef_guru Humpback Whale

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    thats a given





    check this out:
    taken from:

    Ecological functions of tetrodotoxin in a deadly polyclad flatworm — PNAS
     
  12. iLLwiLL

    iLLwiLL Sailfin Tang

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    since chromis are in the damsel family, will they do the same?

    ~Will.