Please ID. Nudi? Flatworm? ?????

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  1. lIghty

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    Hi All

    My mother has hundreds of this things, they on the glass, sand and on the rocks, litterally covering it. What they are, nudi, flat worm?

    The colour is not normal for a flatworm?

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    oh, and she says they seem to die off slightly once Iodine is dosed.

    PLEASE HELP
     
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    Flat worms.
     
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    I agree that it's flat worms
     
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    Nice pics! Agreed they are flatworms. And I do think they tend to die off on their own. A few here and there won't hurt anything. Do try to avoid killing them off in mass... upon death, they can be poisonous in numbers.
     
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    Some wrasses will make a serious dent in their populations though... Maybe get a wrasse to eat them.
     
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    Thanks, so it is flatworm then...

    Its been like this for some time, they don't seem to be thinning out..... whats the best way forward..... not to happy about a wrasse.... would a manderin work? as she's wanting to get one, and the tank is now about 1.5 years old.
     
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    Aye, flatworm indeed, more specifically - Convolutriloba macropyga :)
     
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    Thanks Friends,

    I'll give it read thx Crispy;)

    Dean, how but you tooo clever:)
     
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    lol, not clever, just happened to have my book next to me, plus a quick google for specific species confirmation and all done. :p

    Book + google = clever keyboard jockey. :D
     
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    Crispy, I'll have to read that all tomorrow at work :p, as its way too much for now.

    What should I do to start getting them under control?
     
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    I believe increased water flow and better water quality helps to reduce their numbers. I'll have to check in my other book but it's in the other room and I'm too lazy to get up right now. :p
     
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    Water quality is very good, flow is on the moderate side....
     
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    chuck it at mom to read! :)
     
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    you missed a few words in the first attempt dean:razz:
     
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    :lol:, Sent it to her already!:thumbup:
     
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    I have flat worm that come and go but I also have a fat Mandarin who loves flatworm, I think he is keeping them under control.
     
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