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Old 12/27/2007, 05:19 PM   #1
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Unhappy strange brown "petals"

I have a year old 75 gallon reef with many healthy specimens, but over the past 2 months i have some small reddish-brown "petals" or "scales" that are all over everything. I cant figure out if it is from something im feeding or it is a strange algae, but i can syphon them out but they quickly come back. the size is about 1/8 of an inch by 1/8. small but pesky.....any ideas????? I feed cyclopeeze and mysid shrimp.... ill try to get some pics up.....thanks!!


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Old 12/27/2007, 05:21 PM   #2
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sounds like flat worms, do they move?


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Old 12/27/2007, 05:27 PM   #3
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hmmm, can you describe the texture? It's not plating coraline algae is it?


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Old 12/27/2007, 07:30 PM   #4
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red flatworms...

I would add a predator or two if possible. Increase flow and reduce nutrients.

Use Flat Worm Exit only as a last resort


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Old 12/27/2007, 07:49 PM   #5
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if they look like the ones in these pics, then yes, they're flatworms.





Here's a GREAT article by melevsreef.com: http://www.melevsreef.com/flatworms.html




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Old 12/27/2007, 08:05 PM   #6
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Salifert Flatworms Exit


or just get a Sixline wrasse - it might do the job.


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Old 12/27/2007, 08:07 PM   #7
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+1, and thanks


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Old 01/10/2008, 08:57 PM   #8
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I think thats exactly what the problem is. I never thought they were living since there are so many and they dont really move. I actually just purchased a sixline, but they are all over. i syphon them out every week, but they come back!! hopefully the sixline and syphoning will help. thanks!!!! thank every one for the help!!!! Ive been keeping reefs for 5 years and never encountered them.


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Old 01/10/2008, 09:38 PM   #9
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a store near me has such a bad infestation in one of their frag tanks that it looks like coralline algae covering the glass and sand. Eeek.... I won't be buying anything from them for a while.


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Old 01/11/2008, 08:18 AM   #10
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Flatworm exit worked real good for me .I had a real bad outbreak in my tank from a new coral that had them.Just use it as directed and you should be fine.


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