HALP!!! Problematic Platyhelminthes! Troublesome Turbullaria! Annoying Acoelae!

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  1. RocketRooster

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    Hi guys,

    I switched on my tank lights this morning to the sight of my green frilly shrooms all covered in these flatties. The one shroom was puffed into a ball in obvious irritation.

    These things move fast! Tried to grab one with tweezers and they just squish to jelly. I found out that they dislodge very easily with a puff of water, so I managed to suck one up for a few pics. Also got a closeup of one against the glass. They're about 3-4mm long, depending on whether they're parking or cruising.

    I spent some time huffing and puffing at my shrooms (Puff the Magic Dragon?) in the hopes that my fish would chow them as they got suspended in the flow, but the fish seemed disinterested (could be simply due to my activity in the water).

    Should I be worried about this lot? Any advice?

    Thanks!
    Riaan

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  3. 459b

    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Not a great idea to blow them off the coral, all youve done is spread them around your tank. Rather remove the coral and dip it (iodine or coral Rx). They dont really bother the corals.
     
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    Like Batman swim into reef :p
    Its Flatworms. I would always worry when get new coral.
     
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    best is to add a sixline wrasse and/or coral banded shrimp they will eat them
     
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    What about my camel dude? He's still in the sump and if there's a possibility to redeem himself, he would be very keen. (He told me so himself).
     
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    My sixline never got that memo.
     
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    I used a turkey baster to siphon them out, time consuming but most affordable and you'd be suprised how many you can get out in a 10 minute session...
     
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    Finding Memo?
     
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    gMAN with the plan

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    como?
     
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    Never mind :)
     
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    my sixeline wrasse and leopard wrasse eat anything that moves
     
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    Maybe he's confused:whistling:
     
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    My twinspot is also always on the take, he prowls every nook and cranny. Problem is my green shrooms are very high up in the tank and he tends not to hunt up top. It's a very large piece of live rock and it will be a mission to get them lower, unless I somehow remove them from it and relocate (not very keen on THAT).
     
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    hmm

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    If you cant see what it says, it stated "Flatworms are herbivorous."
     
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    Not according to my research...
     
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    Yes, that's what I've found as well.
     
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    So start sucking Riaan they not going to crawl out of the tank:tt2:
     
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    Wanna bet? I have a 5L bottle of domestos underneath the sink!
     
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