what is this????

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  1. jono

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    Please could someone tell me what this little creature thingy is

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    hard to see, but my GUESS is flatworm
     
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    so is it the good or bad flatworm
     
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    agreed with flat worms, and lots of them....and gha. You'll need to get something that will eat them, they may well attack corals like montipora etc
     
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    bad, you will need to control those, you can get a sixline wrasse or banana wrasse
     
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    damit I have to purchase a new fish
     
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    or you can get flatworm exit
     
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    before you go buying fish, how big is your tanka nd how old? there are a number of options you have available (certain nudibranches for example) but give us some info on your tank and lets see what you can do to controll them.

    one thing to note though a population that size needs a food source to sustain itself, how heavey is your bioload and how much do you feed?
     
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    tank dimensions are 600x500x550 165lts rear sump with jebo skimmer, sponge, live rock, bio bead chamber and 1500lt per hour pump. led lighting. 30kgs live rock. 2 common clowns, three blue eyed cardinals, 1 chromis, naso tang corals leather, zoas, candy cane, ears, torch coral, galaxy gpta, three hermits, lots of narita stars and of course some gha that came for free.

    anything else you require
     
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    its 6 months old
     
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    Personally id reduce feeding and they will soon starve and fall back into proportion. Hermit crabs etc when hungry will also dent the population a bit. Im not a fan of any form of nuclear warfare as in chemicals within the system. A fish that may controll them is not a bad idea but just make sure you cater for its longterm needs if you go that route.
     
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    Looks more like an isopod than flat worm to me. When that pic was taken how long were the lights on?
     
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    Are they all on the glass or do some swim?
     
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    The lights were on for 5hours and they were on the glass and in the gha
     
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    be cool and stay natural :thumbup:

    they don't eat coral as such but smother them, they seem to love softies!

    Had them before and prob acoel worms, or the 'rust brown flatworm'.
    Increase skimming and start shaking corals is my 50 pennies
     
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    Flat worm is very nocturnal and the tail does not look like a flat worm tail. I am inclined to think it is something else.

    Can you catch one and take a pic next to an object so that we can get an idea of the size?
     
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    Acoel worms though, Acoelomorpha
     
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    Could be. But look carefully at the tail of those in the pic. Looks like it could be a swimmer.
     
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    @Nemos Janitor o trust me, they swim like fish!! thus shaking the shit out of the coral. you can watch them undulating like the invert olympics trying to get back to live rock

    but get chopped to pieces in a wavemaker ;)
     
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