Flatworm up close and personal

Discussion in 'Photography' started by LikesFish, 27 May 2012.

  1. LikesFish

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    Even though they are a menace in our tanks, they are actually impressively beautiful. I have a swarm of them in my refugium where they help keep micro algae at bay and keep my mantis shrimp company.

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  3. mytank

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    wow thank you fantastic pics!!
     
  4. 2balive

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    Wow, looks like it h algae inside it?
     
  5. Chris Franky

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    shoo, those were definitly taken on a blackberry vs a iphone :)

    really awesome photos, thanks
     
  6. viper357

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    @LikesFish, have you got any magnified photo's of live sand? I'm curious as to how much life is in a gram of sand.
     
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    Awesome pics taken
     
  8. LikesFish

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    Yep, it harbours zooxanthellae.
     
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    Depends. If you are asking about purchased live sand then no - I do not purchase that as I do not believe in it. As for my own sand, I can certainly take a look. Will peek in my sump where I have oolitic sand - the tank's been up for 1 year 8 months so it should have lots of life.
     
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    Very nice pics, depending on the light you can sometimes see the babies inside certain flat worm species, and the most famous flatworm we know is Bilharzia.
     
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    Thanks, yes I mean sand from a DSB or substrate.
     
  12. Ayoob

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    That is some serious lens you have, looks very cool up close
     
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    lovley pics...
     
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    Wonderful pics!
     
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