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Old 01/18/2020, 12:21 AM   #1
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What kind of pests are these? Diatom worms?

Hi,

Noticed these worm like bugs, or flat worms one day. Seems to be all over rock, tank, glass. I don't know if this is algae related, or what not. The tank is fairly new, maybe 3-4 months, but I never zoomed in close, until recently. I have bad eyes and it didn't dawn on me as everything seemed okay.

Can someone please ID, and or suggest a fix? Should I run chemi-pure? I've increased flow a bit more.

I'll try to siphon out as much during water changes.

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Old 01/18/2020, 10:21 AM   #2
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A better picture in focus would help a lot.


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Old 01/21/2020, 01:20 AM   #3
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Okay, I've included another picture. Hopefully this is better when you click on it.

I've been trying to siphon them out during water changes.


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Old 01/21/2020, 11:56 AM   #4
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Old 01/21/2020, 11:59 AM   #5
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Hi, Could u elaborate a bit more? I see these everywhrere, rocks, algae, glass, etc. But they aren‘t on the montis or sps?

Are these pests? Anything to keep these in check? Thanks


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Old 01/21/2020, 03:45 PM   #6
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Any wrasse will have a feast on those. I'm not sure exactly what they are but I'm guessing harmless.


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Old 01/25/2020, 08:28 PM   #7
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Not knowing what these are bugs me. Gonna introduce a snail and or clean up crew and see.


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Old 01/26/2020, 09:45 AM   #8
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Nothing to fix. That's Nature helping you out. I'd leave them for now, while your tank matures. It's likely they are eating that algae. Do you have any fish? Most would chow down on them. Try a Springer's Damsel.


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Old 01/26/2020, 06:19 PM   #9
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Nothing to fix. That's Nature helping you out. I'd leave them for now, while your tank matures. It's likely they are eating that algae. Do you have any fish? Most would chow down on them. Try a Springer's Damsel.
I've never seen anything like this, which concerns me.

Have 2 clowns. Everything looks fine thus far, but they just remind me of those mosquito worms / larvae. lol


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