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10/28/2019, 11:22 PM
What do u guys use for flatworms? Red planaria worms to be specific. Damn things!

10/29/2019, 05:32 AM
Flatworm Exit from Salifert.. Follow directions exactly..

It certainly doesn't hurt to siphon as many as you can out first.

If you want another fish there are a few types of Wrasse that will eat flatworms too.. Melanarus,etc...

10/29/2019, 10:57 AM
I had once and siphoned out multiple times during waterchange and added a wrasse. never seen again

10/30/2019, 03:20 PM
Flatworm exit...

Michael Hoaster
10/31/2019, 11:29 AM
Another good predator of flatworms is the Springer's Damsel. In my experience, wrasses are too good at hunting down every last trace of tiny life in your tank.

10/31/2019, 05:22 PM
I got them as well. Tank is due for a full cleaning and re-scaping so I plan on washing the sand, scrubbing the rocks, and then dose Flatworm Exit to get the ones that slipped through.

Removing as many flatworms as possible before dosing Flatworm Exit is very important to limit the release of toxins and ammonia due to the flatworm die-off.

11/02/2019, 02:22 AM
Thanks for the replies. I ordered some flatworm exit so it should help out. I do have a yellow coris wrasse but not sure if he goes after any of it. I've also noticed various craps hanging out on a particular rock with the worms but it could just be nothing. Anyway I'll see if I can suck some out in a water change and dose accordingly.