- Feb 23, 2019
- Reaction score
- Roanoke, VA
So I was inspecting my tank this evening when what to my wondering eyes did appear, dozens of flatworms which to my eyes brought a tear! To quote Michael Scott...
So after my initial freakout, I tried to remain calm and take some good pictures so I can figure out exactly what I'm dealing with. I suspect I may have two different types: Acoel Flatworms and Red Planaria Flatworms. Please take a look at the pictures below and let me know what you think I have and what's the best way to deal with them.
Red Planaria Flatworm on the rock?
Acoel Flatworms on the glass?
If you need better pictures, I can try to get more but it's tough to get these little guys into focus.
As far as treatment/eradication, I was thinking about picking up a yellow wrasse before I noticed these guys, so now I'm even more motivated to pick one up. I know flatworm exit is an option as well, but will it have any adverse affects on any of my more sensitive tank inhabitants like my feather duster, coco worm or flame scallop? Any advise is much appreciated.