What are these worm like creatures?

Discussion in 'New to Reefing' started by Djturna4thakidz, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. Djturna4thakidz


    Mar 21, 2011
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    Los Angeles
    Over the last several weeks I have noted what I thought were brown/green leaves or algae. They are very small and rounded like leaves. Once I looked closer, they appear to be small worms. They resemble flat tape worms and move slowly. They are just spreading across the live rock. Can anybody help me identify these guys and are they harmful? And if they are baddies, what can I do to remove them. Thanks so much
    Djturna4thakidz, Sep 30, 2011
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  2. Djturna4thakidz

    bjohanson1234 .........

    Sep 4, 2006
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    Palos Heights, IL
    The description sounds like flat worms, if they look kind of like this, then thats what they are and can be bad for your tank. They can smother corals of light, and they also release toxins when they die.

    Melevsreef.com - Flatworms | How to eliminate them!

    They can be almost any color.

    Get some Flatworm eXit by salifert, follow the directions exactly and you should be on your way of ridding your tank of the pests
    bjohanson1234, Sep 30, 2011
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