flat worm?

What is that and where did it come from.

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flat worm?

Post by crsswift70 » Sun Oct 23, 2005 12:37 am

i saw these for the first time tonight on my glass. found them being discussed on another forum as harmless copepod eating worms. anyone else have an opinion?
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Post by snoopdog » Sun Oct 23, 2005 12:13 pm

They are flatworms, but look like the non harming variety.
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Post by dave3112 » Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:41 pm

I had them a while ago and one day they were just gone. But I agree with snoop they are the harmless ones. They actually eat the bad (red) ones. So if anyone on the boards has bad ones you might become their friend really quickly 8) .



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Post by crsswift70 » Sun Oct 23, 2005 11:03 pm

well, they just kind of bloomed i think. ive never noticed them before but now they are everywhere. but hey, i also found a peppermint shrimp and some other sort of green shrimp in my fuge that i never put in there. so, the worms could have been there all along! :wink:

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Post by redpheonix » Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:19 pm

I actually think that it is a small harmless variety of nudibranch that feed on algae in the tanks... i have had them several times they seem to come and go...

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Post by Amphiprion » Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:18 pm

crsswift70 was right to begin with--it is a common copepod eating flatworm--Amphiscolops sp.
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