Need help identifying this

Discussion in 'Tank Emergency' started by helms20, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. helms20

    helms20 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2017
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    40
    Location:
    Ooltewah, TN
    Sh these small strips of something are growing on my rock work and snail shells. Not sure what it is, but should I be worried?

    20190111_133636.jpg
     

  2. ReefEngr

    ReefEngr Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2018
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    102
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    Flatworms! Siphon out as much as you could and then use flatworm exit. Adding certain type of wrasse will help too.
     
    Blackice615 likes this.
  3. helms20

    helms20 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2017
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    40
    Location:
    Ooltewah, TN
    Great. I'm getting a new tank tomorrow so can start clearing them after everything is setup.
     
    Blackice615 likes this.
  4. helms20

    helms20 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2017
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    40
    Location:
    Ooltewah, TN
    Thanks for the replies.
     
  5. helms20

    helms20 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2017
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    40
    Location:
    Ooltewah, TN
    Two other questions. Will those kill my snails and can I run the flatworm exit with my fish in the tank?
     
  6. ReefEngr

    ReefEngr Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2018
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    102
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    No, they won't kill your snails. As long as you follow the instruction, flatworm exit is safe for fish, corals and inverts.
     
    Blackice615 likes this.
  7. helms20

    helms20 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2017
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    40
    Location:
    Ooltewah, TN
    Thank you reefengr. I really appreciate it.
     
    ReefEngr likes this.
  8. reef lover

    reef lover It's a reef thing.... R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2013
    Messages:
    8,096
    Likes Received:
    27,342
    Location:
    new york
    Fw s do release a toxin when they die so i would suggest u siphon as many as possible before treating .
     
    Rjukan likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted