Urgent help needed Flatworms Attack

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  1. HOT SAUCE

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    hi all

    we found this flat worms on my friend @rigby Catalaphyllia Elegance Coral. they are all over the coral causing it to close as you can see on the pictures below. we looked for then on other corals such as LPS that he has in the tank but the worms seem to be only on the Elegance.
    We dosed FLATWORM EXIT last night but today in the morning the worms are still there and going strong.
    Please can you help us first identify what type of worm is that, how can we kill it and would it spread to other corals or does it only like the Elegance? should we quarantine the coral?

    thanks in advance for your help... there are the pics.

    sorry for the not so good quality its a cellphone camera

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  3. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    you can use a leopard wrasse or blue tailed chromis to get rid of them, even a sixline wrasse
     
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    maybe also remove the coral and do a dip
     
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    Agreed...:thumbup:
     
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    thanks guys
    @dallasg can you suggest what to dip the coral in. we tried dosing flatworm exit and it didn't work. dipping in RO water?
     
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    use either in order of preference CoralRx , then TLF Revivie, then Seachem Coral Dip
     
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    @Andre@ReefAquatics

    hi Andre. have you already sent the skimmer cup for reef octopus HB-2000 (hang on the back) that Jaques asked you for. if not perhaps you could add that to the consignment. Whats the price
     
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    I have the skimmer cup, Jacques went awol
     
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    @Andre@ReefAquatics ok because the skimmer cup is for me. he'll need the madicine for the flatworms but will pay for both. i'll give him a call now and find out whats the plan but in the meantime you can make him a quote for both (or even give him a call if you can). im sure he'll want to take the medicine since those worms look like they gonna spread all over his tank
     
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    :dft004: My tank got ruined by flatworms! :censored::cursing: hate those little bloody :censored:
     
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    Sixline wrasse! find one and don't feed him!
     
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    we might have to go that route if the dipping and dossing don't work
     
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