How to safely remove lots of tiny red flatworms?

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    sdraper

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    Can someone recommend a safe way to remove tons of tiny red flatworms? I have the flatworm exit but I hate to put poison in my tank! I've removed at least 50% of them with water change using small tube for suction but they keep coming back. I've purchased yellow coris wrasse which I thought may eat them but not working. Any natural remedies to remove these pests please?

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    Shane Draper
     
    sdraper, Apr 9, 2019
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    Six line wrasses eat these also :)
    Supposedly flatworm exit is reef safe. Do you have a lot of sensitive creatures? Tangs, 'nems? Have a lot of water ready for a water change as when tons of these worms die at once they release toxins.
    Good luck and let us know how it goes!
     
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    I've done massive water changes after syphoning many of these out with a small suction tube .. then used flatworm exit and changed water again. Yes, I have tangs and nems too so I prefer not to use poison if I can remove them naturally. I've tried 6 line wrasse in the past but don't have one now so thanks for the suggestion.
     
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