Friend, or Foe?

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  1. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    I now have a bunch of this in my frag tank, and some in the sump,
    It's small, kinda orange-ish color, and the close ups show some yellow in it.
    It also gets on corals, grag racks, walls, etc.
    It's very small, never really seems to move, most are 1mm in diameter or so
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Google Red Planaria and see if that is what they resemble.
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Hope you ID them soon todd. Just as a precaution, go ahead and send me a frag of blue Mille just incase they eat that specific coral:p
     
  5. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    It must be! Oh Shoot! Give me the nutshell version, what do I do?
     
  6. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Wrasse or Blue Damsel, do not feed the fish for a day or so and then blow off the flatworms with turkey baster in front of the fish a couple times and it should get the idea. Avoid getting this type of Planaria in your display Todd at all cost. If the fish intervention does not work then check back and you can get more invasive ideas. The problem is that they are in your Chaeto so ideally a fish intervention and it usually works, takes time. This type of Planaria is extremely invasive and known for it's resistance to Flatworm exit, populations can get out of control quickly.
     
  7. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Thanks, no telling where I got it, another reefers frags obviously.
    I have a nice fat Blue Damsel and Wrasse in the DT.
    I need to get one of each for my Frag tank though! Also my sump! Sump and FT are currently fishless.
     
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  9. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Thanks, but unfortunatley, that once beautiful coral is gone from my DT.
     
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    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    my last system crashed because of flatworms....I hate them with a passion and im someone that loves all life