Some sort of slug

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  1. mytank

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    Adding some LR to the new setup lucky there is no substrate just LR at the moment and found this guy wondering on the glass away from the rock. Would like to know what it is and is it dangerous ......


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    Yip looks like a nudi.
     
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    what ever it is, get rid of it :)
     
  6. salty dog

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    Looks like a flatworm to me. Either way, not good news. Nudi's are very specific in what they eat and some when they die, can poison your water. Flatworms can eat your coral. I would dispose of it if I was you. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
     
  7. mytank

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    System is still very young no sand and nothing else in the system just 600l of salt water and some LR, this was "dead rock" that was seeded from some LR intereseting that it has a nudi on it.

    @salty dog I don't think it's flat worm, flat worm is tiny
     
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  8. salty dog

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    Sorry, only noticed now that that is the rim of your tank. That thing is huge then. :eek:
     
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    @salty dog no worries I just don't want it to be flat worm ;) it was about 1cm long
     
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    Ok I'm changing my mind again. You have a very small rim. That size can easily be a flatworm. I got a heavily infected zoa colony once and found a monster flatworm of at least 1.5-2cm. Flatworm of Nudi. I would still remove it. Don't even take the chance of keeping it in the sump. Just flush it.
     
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    It's gone I have tons of Zoas and Clams in my other tank (about to move it across). I hope they don't reproduce by splitting them AKA how the Apistasia's reproduce. I caught three now.

    Some vids for those that might find this thread some day:





    And this one is a CLAM EATER and I have three bloody clams.

    Melevsreef.com - Flatworm

    For those that need a Flat worm ID source here we go: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/reefs/guamimg/platyhelminth/index.html
     
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    definitely flatworm, gather it's been flushed by now?
     
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    It's swimming in the rain already.....
     
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    looks like a flat worm to me.. Once found a big 2cm one on a torch coral before I could put it in the tank
     
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    Good work @mytank Hope this is a lesson for all to dip ANYTHING new coming into your tanks. Even 'dead' rock apparently. :)
     
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    Yeah. ... How wierd is that
     
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    @mytank any ideas/clues as to where they might have come from? You mentioned you seeded with live rock. Maybe from there? Hiding in substrate?
     
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    Well my theory is that dead rock needs to be seeded from live rock. So it was seeded with some kenya LR I assume it came from there. This tank has no substrate yet....
     
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    Must be Kenyan flatworms then. Did they greet you with 'Jambo'? Did they shout out in Swahili when you flushed them? :)
     
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    you can seed dead rock with bacterial additives like biodigest. These days the bacteria additives work well:)
     
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