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Will a six line wrasse be best to get rid of flat worms? What do you guys suggest in getting rid of flatworms


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i hear yellow coris, melanarus, and sixline (best bet). but if its a infestation, probably Flat worm exit since there will prob be hundreds. GOOD LUCK!
 

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Springer damsels eat flat worms too.
Flat worm exit is good just follow directions closely. Have carbon on hand
 

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What kind u got ?
 

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Probably far too many for dips to be effective.
Like others said, wrasses and some fish will eat the worms. I had luck with a blue velvet damsel. Much cheaper than a blue velvet nudi :)
 
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Probably far too many for dips to be effective.
Like others said, wrasses and some fish will eat the worms. I had luck with a blue velvet damsel. Much cheaper than a blue velvet nudi :)
I hate damsel would a blue velvet nudi get rid of the flat worm


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I hate damsel would a blue velvet nudi get rid of the flat worm


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Blue velvet nudis primary food source is acoel flatworms. Thing is people have problems with acclimation as they are pretty finicky. They do also release a toxin that could potentially be harmful so another thing to consider.

At any rate, hope you find a solution for this type of reef aids. Have seen it on the rise noticeably in my LFS’.
 

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It’s flat and grey looking


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I bet you got polycab flatworm. Wrasse won’t eat. The only way you can do is dip every single corals and blow them off, check the eggs too
 
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How big is the flatworms?

Do you notice snails, shrimp, or clams dying off for no reason?



If it is a polyclad flatworm most dips don’t work well on them. They only think that I’ve found to kill polyclads is Bayer insect killer
 
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No shrimp or snail dying don’t have a clam do flat worms eat Zoas or corals


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I’ve never seen zoa eating flatworms, but that doesn’t mean there might not be a type out there. I’ve only seen zoa eating nudi, spiders, fish and some types of crab and snails.
Now I know for sure there’s flatworms that eat Euphyllia, some LPS, and SPS. They rang in sizes too. Some are the same size as a pea and some can get up to an inch long.
 

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Can I dip the whole rock and rinse it with tank water would you guys recommend that


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Yea . You can dip the whole rock eventho polycab flatworm don’t stay on rock and dip won’t get rib of the eggs if attached on branch’s
 

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