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alex_n_linda 07-10-2007 09:03 AM

what is this,
this came with a coral rock we found while snorkeling. can anyone identify this for me. it has only come out at night. thanks

Melissa 07-10-2007 09:08 AM

its probably a flatworm of some sort. i would remove it for the fact that ou dant knoe if its good or bad. and if you have corals it may eat them.

Gump 07-10-2007 10:56 AM

Would agree with the flat worm theory... but collecting rocks while snorkeling :dunno:

alex_n_linda 07-10-2007 04:52 PM


Originally Posted by Gump
... but collecting rocks while snorkeling :dunno:

what do you mean by that?

back to the flatworm, i looked into that and you are correct, he is harmless except to snails, which i found 2 empty shells and im guessing the flatworm is the killer. he just lost a home. thanks

Melissa 07-10-2007 06:38 PM

are your sure its harmless?

alex_n_linda 07-12-2007 04:24 AM

there are different flatworms from what I've read, some are real bad others are a nuisance, this one is bad for snails, clams and a few other things. It hasn't bothered any others, I'm waiting till it comes out to remove from tank, maybe tonight it will be out.

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