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- Sep 7, 2016
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Thanks for the info. There’s no fish in this particular system and I’ve only seen a few so hopefully I can get them under control pretty quick. Wonder if a wrasse would knock em out?It is a Planaria flatworm. These worms are scavengers and carnivores. Although they will not harm your healthy fish, they love to feast on eggs and therefore are dangerous if you're breeding fish or have eggs in the tank.
They may also go after weaker fish.
If you only have a couple- no sweat. if a few, you may want to get rid of them. Siphoning well may do it. If not, treatment is harmful to an array of fish. The ones that work are; API " General Cure " or AAP Clout Parasite Treatment . DO FOLLOW PACKAE as this stuff is potent
I've only just recently seen them, and the most I've seen at one time is 2. I'm not sure they're really a problem, but I HATE flatworms. Not sure what the active ingredient in flatworm exit is, but I've read a few things about fenbendazole (dog dewormer) killing them in two doses, with 48 hours between doses.They just keep on coming, do they?
Opportunity to net it out of the tank !![Triple] Dosed the tank around 7am this morning, go home during lunch to check the tank and do a quick water change. Lo and behold, 4.5 hours later, there's one of these things on the glass. I swear it gave me a grin, then looked directly at me with bloodshot eyes and said, "hey man... how bout some more of that good stuff you gave me this morning!!!".