red spotted mushroom

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  1. sleepy

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    hi every1 i was wondering if anyone had advise on mushrooms
    i have a few mushrooms in my tank with light purple spots which i thought
    was normal...
    but one day during a water change i noticed that the spots move
    and seem to be..... lets say a tiny slug type of creature.
    very small oval shape no distinct features..
    if anybody has an idea on what it is, it will be appreciated if you can
    tell me is this a good or bad thing for a mushroom
     
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  3. mariusmeyer

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    Those slugs are called flatworms. They can become a problem and thrive in high nutrient systems.
     
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    wow that was fast , quickest response to date , but thanx
    you a life saver, umm tell me do you have an idea on how to get rid of it
    i googled it and found that its a acro flat worm that eats sps corals
     
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    I doubt its the acro eating flatworm. You get various types. If they are greenish brown with a red dot then its the normal rust brown flatworm that is quite common in tanks. You get natural predators such as the sixline wrasse and a few others that will eat them. There is also chemical methods like flatworm exit from Salifert but if you have a lot of these flatworms then it could be very damaging to the tank.
     
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    Ok then i will get back to you tomorrow must get back to my studies ,
    its a pinkish purple colour
     
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    hi there buddy bad news was goin to post a pic of the flat worm ,but it seems we
    are not allowed to
     
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    What do you mean we are not allowed to? Upload it to photobucket and link it from here. I know the forum made changes to the image uploader recently.
     
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    there are fish that eat these worms just put some in six/four line wrasse or scooter have a look at SeanK last few comments you will see the same issue
     
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    Just remember, if you do decide on a sixline, You will have to be prepared to go without inverts as long as he is in your tank, as they have a sweet tooth for small inverts and shrimp...
     
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