Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by jono, 30 Oct 2013.
Please could someone tell me what this little creature thingy is
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hard to see, but my GUESS is flatworm
so is it the good or bad flatworm
agreed with flat worms, and lots of them....and gha. You'll need to get something that will eat them, they may well attack corals like montipora etc
bad, you will need to control those, you can get a sixline wrasse or banana wrasse
damit I have to purchase a new fish
or you can get flatworm exit
before you go buying fish, how big is your tanka nd how old? there are a number of options you have available (certain nudibranches for example) but give us some info on your tank and lets see what you can do to controll them.
one thing to note though a population that size needs a food source to sustain itself, how heavey is your bioload and how much do you feed?
tank dimensions are 600x500x550 165lts rear sump with jebo skimmer, sponge, live rock, bio bead chamber and 1500lt per hour pump. led lighting. 30kgs live rock. 2 common clowns, three blue eyed cardinals, 1 chromis, naso tang corals leather, zoas, candy cane, ears, torch coral, galaxy gpta, three hermits, lots of narita stars and of course some gha that came for free.
anything else you require
its 6 months old
Personally id reduce feeding and they will soon starve and fall back into proportion. Hermit crabs etc when hungry will also dent the population a bit. Im not a fan of any form of nuclear warfare as in chemicals within the system. A fish that may controll them is not a bad idea but just make sure you cater for its longterm needs if you go that route.
Looks more like an isopod than flat worm to me. When that pic was taken how long were the lights on?
Are they all on the glass or do some swim?
The lights were on for 5hours and they were on the glass and in the gha
be cool and stay natural
they don't eat coral as such but smother them, they seem to love softies!
Had them before and prob acoel worms, or the 'rust brown flatworm'.
Increase skimming and start shaking corals is my 50 pennies
Flat worm is very nocturnal and the tail does not look like a flat worm tail. I am inclined to think it is something else.
Can you catch one and take a pic next to an object so that we can get an idea of the size?
Acoel worms though, Acoelomorpha
Could be. But look carefully at the tail of those in the pic. Looks like it could be a swimmer.
@Nemos Janitor o trust me, they swim like fish!! thus shaking the out of the coral. you can watch them undulating like the invert olympics trying to get back to live rock
but get chopped to pieces in a wavemaker
Not sure if you have checked out some of @LikesFish pics. Most are in the photography section. This thread is of flat worm. He may have a pic of the rust brown flat worm for us.
Flatworm up close and personal - Marine Aquariums South Africa
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