Urgent help needed Help red moving blobs on my shrooms

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  1. xtreme

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    Hi

    Got my shrooms this morning and there is red/brownish blobs or things on them, if I touch it they run away.

    Please help[​IMG]

    This is the best I can do
     
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    Red blobs

    Look like flatworms to me,use a bit of air line to syphon them off to keep on top of them.shrimpman.
     
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    Dunno bout flatworms. How good a pic can you get? Unfortunately you do get species of pods that are predacious on corals - but not very common. Also think I remember reading something about pycnogonids? I wouldn't take a chance, how big is the rock they're attached to? Iodine or freshwater dip maybe?
     
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    Thanks guy's, did search up on flat worms and they look the same as mine, not a problem according to the net, but ugly, will get something to eat it, according to them wrasse, mandarin or scooter blenny.
    Don't like wrasse, corals in holding tank still, new tank not ready yet so no mandarin, scooter blenny ewww,:p so what ells is there
     
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    yep flatworms for sure...
     
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    If the coral is in a holding tank then try some Salifert Flatworm eXit. If these critters are not kept in check they can reach plague proportions and smother corals in your tank.
     
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    thanks Viper
     
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    hey bra i second what viper has to say,flat worm,and nudi branch could wipe your system out,this is what i do before adding any corals,add water from your tank in a bucket add marine dip and a air line with a air stone under your coral what this does is it allows the coral to slime and at the same time if there is any flat worm or nudi to leave the coral so that you can investigate and remove, do this for 15mins and repeat for 4 times and then i add my corals to a quarintine tank for a week, and repeat if need be,what you should get is a six line wrass they love nudi and small flat worm. alll the best and hope you get sorted
     
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    Put up a spotlight at night. The flatworms will move into the light. Syphon them out.
    The rest you can kill easily with dropping the salinity from 1024 to 1020.
    That works only if you dont have shrimps and crabs in your system. Flatworms can not osmoregulate and they will die. If you got shrimps and crabs and you could take them out for two days, then drop the salinity and raise it again. The best predator is the spotted mandarin and the scooter blenny.
     
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    Will do, wow my first flatworms:p
     
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