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Discussion in 'Hitchhiker & Critter ID' started by nlutfi, Apr 15, 2019 at 8:04 PM.

  1. nlutfi

    nlutfi Active Member

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    I've recently notice these all over my glass, my tank has been fallow for about a month due to Brook/velvet. Fish are in Qt but I've noticed a pod explosion in my DT now that there are no fish in there, but unsure of these new critters on the glass. IMG_20190415_184658.jpg MVIMG_20190415_184740.jpg IMG_20190415_184800.jpg
     

  2. James M

    James M I like anemones R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Flatworms
     
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  3. nlutfi

    nlutfi Active Member

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    Good or bad?
     
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    Can anyone help me.identify this please? It scrapes.off sort of like chalk..its hard in the surface and scratches off fairly easily..it is very deep red in color and patches of it about the tank on my rockwork..my tank is about 5 months old 29 biocube I have upgraded everything perams are all really good, I do have about 5 vermitted on my rock I am covering with putty while you read this but the pic I sent as I scraped away the red no webs came out nor did it ever grow any spires at all..the red area has just gotten a tiny bit bigger. Tha k you in advance for any help.

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  5. Lovemyreef2015

    Lovemyreef2015 Reefing Mom! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Hard to tell with the blue light but it looks like a ghost flatworm. If it is they are harmless
     
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  6. nlutfi

    nlutfi Active Member

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    They seem to be transparent and don't have any color so maybe that's what they are?
     
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    DSC reef Coral wasted R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Could be new coralline algae. For future questions try starting a thread to get more eyes on your question. You can also try #reefsquad if you need additional help.
     
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    Lovemyreef2015 Reefing Mom! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Yes I would say ghost flatworm. Here is a picture of one.
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    MSB123 Someone out there put something smart here. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa Santa Barbara Reef Co-Op Build Thread Contributor

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    nlutfi Active Member

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    They for sure look like that, ok to have in the tank then?
     
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    They’re not bad guys
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    Awesome! Thank you for responding so promptly and I'll begin a new thread next time, I was in high hopes for coraline but was unsure with it being a recently new tank and all I've read says the dark red coraline is really hard to grow..I personally like it better than the pink so I'm very happy with that variety!
     
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