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    Found a strange flatworm today

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    alexk3954

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    Found a strange flatworm today

    Post by alexk3954 on Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:43 pm

    I found this guy under a frag plug today at work. I have never seen a flatworm like it so I thought I would share some pictures. Anyone know what it is exactly?



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    nikecivic
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    Re: Found a strange flatworm today

    Post by nikecivic on Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:08 pm

    I don't know if its good or bad. Did you dip your corals?


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    dfladermaus
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    Re: Found a strange flatworm today

    Post by dfladermaus on Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:44 am

    Clam eating flatworm. Bad.
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    alexk3954

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    Re: Found a strange flatworm today

    Post by alexk3954 on Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:57 am

    Corals get a dip in revive, this guy must have made it through somehow. Thanks for the id, looks like it is some species of Pericelis that eats clams like dfladermaus said.

    bvysochin

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    Re: Found a strange flatworm today

    Post by bvysochin on Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:23 am

    If I remember correctly, someone left one in a container with one of the common dips, and it lived for DAYS and DAYS... they're pretty tough..
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    Sandman
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    Re: Found a strange flatworm today

    Post by Sandman on Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:02 am

    That isn't a good indication of the power of revive. How would you protect
    Your tank otherwise? QT? Is there a different type of dip that works better?
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    clownfish14
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    Re: Found a strange flatworm today

    Post by clownfish14 on Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:13 pm

    Mabey coral rx? That worm is actually pretty cool looking. To bad it eats clams Sad


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    dfladermaus
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    Re: Found a strange flatworm today

    Post by dfladermaus on Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:32 pm

    Sandman wrote:That isn't a good indication of the power of revive. How would you protect
    Your tank otherwise? QT? Is there a different type of dip that works better?
    Yes. Revive isnt a cure all, neither is coral RX. In fact the two of them are pretty similar. I would say that QT is always the best case if you can do it. Aside from that, aggressive dips and good inspections are key.

    I often use sealed containers to QT corals for days at a time in my system, changing out the water a few times a day until Im happy that the coral is safe to put in my tank since my room for QT is very limited. On the flipside, I dont buy many new corals, and when I do they come from known and trusted sources. Even then, I dip aggressively and QT in tank for multiple days.

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    Re: Found a strange flatworm today

    Post by Clear water on Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:00 am

    Plus one on aggressive dipping. But I have always had my doubts. I am a big fan of qt. some great ideas and simple ways of doing it. Most people interprete a complete separate system.

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