View Full Version : red small flat worm looking things?

07/02/2006, 07:57 AM
I had this problem once before but I cant remember anything about what they are or how to treat it? They are all over my glass and rock. THey are red, almost square looking, very flat and slow. Any idea's and treatment?


07/02/2006, 08:13 AM
Flatworm Exit, available at your lfs. Someone was saying they had problems with an angel after treatment with this stuff, and you have to read the instructions carefully. The biggest danger as I understand it is a massive dieoff of flatworms that creates a mini-cycle.

07/02/2006, 08:30 AM
The worms themselves are toxic, and when they die they release their toxin. Alot of them dieing off at once can poison your tank. Make sure to follow the directions closely, siphon out as many as possible before treatment. I would siphon them out 2 or 3 times a day for a few days cause they just keep coming for a while. Make sure to have plenty of activated carbon ready to go and as much water as you can store for water changes.