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  1. louisva

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    Hi all,

    I found this weird looking thing on one of the rocks that I bought about 3 days back.

    When i shine a light in it it starts to wriggle around and moves slowly, like some sort of slug, to get out of the light it seems.

    Any help??

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  3. Fraser W

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    It's a nasty, one of the bad polyclad flatworm. It will
    decimate your snail population,
     
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    louisva

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    Thanx, I do not have any snails yet, so I suppose its still save to keep it then? Will it eat algeaand corals as well or only snails?
     
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    come to think of it, I do have one Turban snail, is it in danger?
     
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    That is a cool looking polyclad worm
    Not sure what they eat, seen one in a nano tank that disappeared and reappeared a couple of months later. Nothing died in between. Could not see what is being eaten. There was snails and hermits in there. Some research suggest detritus.

    Another Critter - flatworm or what? - Marine Aquariums South Africa
     
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    Thanx Riaan, If it eats detritus it's a score, it will have more than enough to eat then...:whistling:

    I'll try and monitor its progress then.
     

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