What Eats Red Flatworms?

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    I was over my parents house on Sunday and was checking out my brother's tank. He asked me what these weird looking things were covering his LR. At first I thought it was all red coralline that was starting to overlap and plate out. Then I saw everything moving with the current and saw there were hundreds of thousands of flatworms. Almost every square inch of LR was covered. I know there are too many for any fish or invert to handle, but thought it might be a good reason for him to add another fish anyway. I also told him to use Flatworm Exit.
     
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    Dragonets (mandarins and scooters) can eat them, it's not garaunteed though. Also wrasses like the 4 & 6 line wrasses, leopard and exquisite wrasses (and I'm sure other types of wrasses as well).
     
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    +1 BL1 I've heard its a hit and miss with all of the above stated tho. Goodluck Hiker420
     
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    I've heard yellow coris wrasses are the most likely to eat them. Make sure he siphons as many of them out before he puts in the FE
     
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    I'm going to help him this weekend with it. I figure we can do a water change and syphon out as many as possible, then do the FE treatment and then another water change. With as many as he has it's probably going to take a few treatments.
     
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    Just follow the directions to the T. Also, it says to wait a week between treatments. But I bet you wont see any the second treatment, I didnt and I had tons of them.
     
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    Don't forget the carbon too, you're supposed to run it afterwards to help with any of the toxins in the water.
     
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    Thanks. I have a media reactor and carbon so I can let him borrow that for a while.
     
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