parasites on my mushrooms

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  1. Reef Lover

    Reef Lover Sea Dragon

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    I have parasites on my mushrooms for 2 months now. I did 2 treatments of amoxicillin 250 mg every 10 gallons every other day. Nothing work. Then I added a UV, and those pest are still there. Everything in the tank seems fine, especially my goniopora. I need help before they take over and kill my babies.
     
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  3. fletch

    fletch Kole Tang

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    Do you Have any Pictures of them? ............ John
     
  4. Reef Lover

    Reef Lover Sea Dragon

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    I will try to take some. They look like small orange spots that move around.
     
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    Reef Lover Sea Dragon

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    I tried to pull it off the mushroom and it slit in half and didn't die.
     
  6. kb.bear

    kb.bear Peppermint Shrimp

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    could be flatworms
     
  7. Reef Lover

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    I was finally able to get a picture of them.
     

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  9. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Red planaria, aka flatworms. Not a parasite but definitely a nuisance.
     
  10. Reef Lover

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    How do I get rid of them?
     
  11. rickzter

    rickzter Torch Coral

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    See if an iodine dip will help them. I think freshwater dip will also drop the suckers. Do it before they hurt the mushroom. You know, their not just sitting there and relaxing on the mushroom, they are eating it alive and they reproduce like crazy. If I were you, I'd take that thing out and treat it ASAP.

    Like amcarrig mentioned, looks like brown flatworms, red planaria is deeper red.
     
  12. Bruce

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    yup those flat worms are annoying...i once saw a clearish brown one on my colt coral and i injected that little jerk with iodine! but...i doubt it was the only one...what are u gona do...u try to get rid of them but 5x as many take their place! hopefully im just a crazy old coot that doesnt know anything :p