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This was nearly impossible to take a picture of with my phone so apologies in advance. As title says, did I get this ID right? What's the current thought - keep for diversity or get rid of before it becomes my next headache?

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This was nearly impossible to take a picture of with my phone so apologies in advance. As title says, did I get this ID right? What's the current thought - keep for diversity or get rid of before it becomes my next headache?

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Not knowing what it is the general rule is sump or dump …
Knowing flatworms are for the most part not welcome . I’d remove it but keeping in mind there is one . There is most likely many more
 
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Not knowing what it is the general rule is sump or dump …
Knowing flatworms are for the most part not welcome . I’d remove it but keeping in mind there is one . There is most likely many more

You weren't wrong. No crazy infestation but now that I've noticed one, I've removed a few more. Here is a pic of the latest one. It doesn't have a triple tail so likely not red planaria. Photo taken in a white cup after removed from the tank. Numbers appear small so likely won't cause toxic warfare. Flatworm eXit?

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You weren't wrong. No crazy infestation but now that I've noticed one, I've removed a few more. Here is a pic of the latest one. It doesn't have a triple tail so likely not red planaria. Photo taken in a white cup after removed from the tank. Numbers appear small so likely won't cause toxic warfare. Flatworm eXit?

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I try to stay away from chemical removal for any pest .
that’s when if there are more they all die and can release toxins .
Try natural predators and manually removing them through a small hose or airline .

is it like a rusty red colour ?
 
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It is more green, brown? These are in a 40B (Aqueon with Tenecor AIO) which currently only has 2 mocha clowns in it. I'm planning on a midas blenny, long nosed hawkfish, and royal gramma. Thought on natural predators? Blue Damsel? 6 Line Wrasse? Concerned about aggression from both.
 

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You weren't wrong. No crazy infestation but now that I've noticed one, I've removed a few more. Here is a pic of the latest one. It doesn't have a triple tail so likely not red planaria. Photo taken in a white cup after removed from the tank. Numbers appear small so likely won't cause toxic warfare. Flatworm eXit?

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Planaria Flatworm. These are of the more destructive types and Best eradication would be to siphon with a 3/8" tubing if you see any more into a nylon stocking or similar and discard. If in numbers- certain wrasse will eat them such as yellow coris, 6 line, lunare or melanurus.
Even a springieri damsel will eat them.
Make chemical treatment the last recourse as it will also cause toxins from the worms to leech into the tank
 
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Planaria Flatworm. These are of the more destructive types and Best eradication would be to siphon with a 3/8" tubing if you see any more into a nylon stocking or similar and discard. If in numbers- certain wrasse will eat them such as yellow coris, 6 line, lunare or melanurus.
Even a springieri damsel will eat them.
Make chemical treatment the last recourse as it will also cause toxins from the worms to leech into the tank

Ok thanks for this. I am thinking based on my 40 gal tank size I'll be limited to the Springieri Damsel or 6 Line Wrasse. Based on quick search, the 6 line will be more likely to take out the flat worms and a toss up between the two on bullying the other fish I have planned for the tank.
 
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It is more green, brown? These are in a 40B (Aqueon with Tenecor AIO) which currently only has 2 mocha clowns in it. I'm planning on a midas blenny, long nosed hawkfish, and royal gramma. Thought on natural predators? Blue Damsel? 6 Line Wrasse? Concerned about aggression from both.
Natural predator … I went with every single
Fish that would eat them but my situation was terrible . I had them very bad . Infested .
Fish that are said to eat them
Springerii damsel
Green spotted mandarin
Six line wrasse
Mel. Wrasse
Yellow wrasse

when those weren’t working fast enough for my liking I bought 3 blue velvet nudibranch .
But with a nudi they have specific diets . Each species targets and only eats one thing …. and will starve without their one food
 

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Springerii damsels are not the typical a hole Damsels .
actually my 2 are great with everything else .
Sixline wrasse I’ve never had any luck with .
they hide for ever. And actually believe my yellow flanked fairy wrasse or Mel wrasse didn’t want to put up with the Sixline anymore . Or the 2 clownfish ( Dracula and fang ) disapproved of its existence in their ocean .
 
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Springerii damsels are not the typical a hole Damsels .
actually my 2 are great with everything else .
Sixline wrasse I’ve never had any luck with .
they hide for ever. And actually believe my yellow flanked fairy wrasse or Mel wrasse didn’t want to put up with the Sixline anymore . Or the 2 clownfish ( Dracula and fang ) disapproved of its existence in their ocean .

Good to know. I'm leaning towards the Damsel, just need to see if LFS has one in stock that I can start QT when I get back from vacation next week. I did a white light inspection of the rockwork and pulled out about a half dozen. I don't have a sump so just used a dosing syringe which was really effective. Hopefully I knocked back their numbers enough that I don't come back to an infestation. I'll keep doing this every few days until I can get the Damsel in. I'll keep this thread updated with progress.
 
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