Good or Bad???

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  1. Landu

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    Just found this guy when cleaning out my sump...very flat at first thought it was a nudi and then some cray flat worm but i don't really know
    About 4cm lonh and 2 cm wide???

    Should i keep it or flush it?

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  3. dallasg

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    never flush!
    keep it in your dsb or sump, all of these are beneficial in some way
     
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    Landu

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    After doing some research it definately looks like a flatworm aren't they harmful?
     
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    if its a flatworm then chuck, as much as i hate saying that, as they can find themselves in the DT
    also check for more of them, they coral eaters, well acro eaters
     
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    Seems to be Predatory Polyclad flatworm...
     
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    It is a flatworm. Some are harmful, some arent. They can multiply extrmely fast. As Dallas said, check for more and get rid of them before they potentially become a problem.
     
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    Sweet, thanks fella's
     
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    hey guys silly question ....
    wat harm do flat worms ?
     
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    they eat corals, well the famous ones eat acro's
     
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    wat,are acros soory for silly qiestion
    still new to this hobby
     
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    corals SPS
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