Do I have flat worm

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  1. Darren24

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    Hi all,
    I have noticed about 10 of this little bloches on my pincushion. What are they and how do I get rid of them. They move around slowly but do not seem to bother the coral. I noticed 2 on my purple mushrooms as well.

    Will post pic now.
    Thanks for the assistance.
     
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    They sound exactly like flatworms, sorry bud
     
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    How do I treat it?
     
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    I had a problem with them in my tank and I have managed to keep them under controll by adding two small cigar wrasses which I caught locally.
    I first tried to siphon as many of them out as I could and now (about 2 months later) I can't even find one
    Those two wrass have done their jobs well.
    If you are running a refugem you gona battle as natural predators will rather chow all your pods than
    Those nasty flatworms.
    If you go the chemical rout (flatworm exit) be sure to read and follow the instructions to the letter as it is
    Dangerous stuff , and to top it off dead flatworms are toxic good luck man
     
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    add a sixline wrasse... they tend to the problem in most cases.
     
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    Hi, I had a big problem with flat worm. Added a six line wrasse and within a week you really have to look to find a FW.
     
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    Most of them seem to be on my pincushion at the moment. Is there a dip I can do for now to control it until I can get a wrasse or 2 in the tank?

    Thanks for the help guys
     
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    Freshwater dip will kill flatworms. Though some people say that the eggs might survive.
     
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    What I have read is a lot of people are against a FW dip. They say it is to harsh on a coral.
     
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    I have a coral dip. But during a recent move it was put in a bock and I have no idea where it was boxed.
    What product must I use?
     
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    I fresh water dipped the softies and it work fantastic. They are already opening again.
    However apon closer inspection I have a lot more of these buggers than I thought. Is it safe to FW dip lps corals?
     
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    Rather use a proper coral dip or iodine
     
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