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Old 05/21/2018, 02:20 PM   #1
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Hi

I have invested in an established red sea reefer 170.

Everything looks amazing.

When transporting I noticed I the bottom of the container that had the sps in, there were literally hundreds of little what looks like snails, about 2mm in size, now I've noticed once I got everything back in and running all over the sps themselves, I'll attach a photo.

Any advice be grateful

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Old 05/21/2018, 02:27 PM   #2
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I'm not sure if they're AEFW, but there definitely Flatworms of some sort.

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2007-09/mc/index.php

https://www.lionfishlair.com/hitchhikers-guide/

http://www.melevsreef.com/articles/h...s-red-planaria


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Old 05/21/2018, 02:27 PM   #3
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Those are flatworms, you'll need to treat the tank to get rid of them.


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Old 05/21/2018, 04:13 PM   #4
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Those are flatworms, you'll need to treat the tank to get rid of them.
^^^^above^^^^^^
Pest....remove


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Old 05/22/2018, 05:17 AM   #5
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Thanks for your help, I've looked into removal, I'm going to remove as many as possible with siphoning. The chemicals in reading about are impossible or very expensive in the UK. Any pointers on what's the best stuff to use ?

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Old 05/22/2018, 09:05 AM   #6
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I would get Flatworm Exit. Maybe see if someone in the US could ship it over.


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Old 05/22/2018, 01:28 PM   #7
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Dipped all my corals and what looks like a million flatworm at the bottom of the bucket !!!

If someone is kind enough to help out with flatworm ex shipping to the UK that would be amazing.

My local fish shop said they could get a flat worm trap but I imagine that's a long process for such a lot!

Thanks again

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Old 05/22/2018, 01:29 PM   #8
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I've attached a photo of the bucket


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Old 05/22/2018, 04:04 PM   #9
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You can use a simple 10-15 second dip in temperature matched ro/di water (no salt) for your corals to remove the majority of them. With that many you'll never even put a dent in them siphoning.

I used FWE twice. First at 1.5 strength then a week later at 2x. Although it took out a good deal of them, the ones remaining were impervious to pretty much everything I could throw at them. Then I got a pair of Blue Star Leopard wrasses. Not only are they the most visually stunning reef safe fish I've encountered in 30 years of reef keeping, they went to work immediately and have eliminated every last FW from my system.


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Old 05/22/2018, 04:33 PM   #10
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https://www.korallen-zucht.de/en/Sal...worm-Stop.html


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Old 05/22/2018, 07:26 PM   #11
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I agree with billdogg, if the chemicals are hard to get or next to impossible they will be your best bet. It's pretty much win win, it's a natural chemical free way to rid your tank of them and you get a stunning fish.


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Old 05/30/2018, 02:21 PM   #12
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I've discovered something else which I'm not sure about, looks like a snail/ slug of some kind.

Just making sure it's something good and but bad.

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Old 05/31/2018, 04:30 AM   #13
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Thats a harmless/beneficial stomatella snail..
put it back..
use this site to identify stuff in the future..
https://www.lionfishlair.com/hitchhikers-guide/


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Old 05/31/2018, 02:20 PM   #14
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Thanks for the advice on the stomatella.

If you see the latest photo I have what looks to be a pregnant pipe fish !!

I'm thinking quarantine tank. Otherwise I can't imagine they will last very long. Especially with the lion fish in the tank.


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