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Flatworms?

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Matpea

Good Afternoon Everyone,

 

I have a few of these yellow/blue looking worms on the aquarium glass. I have done the internet search and made best efforts to narrow down what Worm/Larvae these possibly could be.

 

I am leaning towards flatworm at the moment but can only identify a rounded head u like the shovel shape of a planarian.

 

My sixline is picking at things from the rockwork as usual but I haven’t seen him go for anything on the glass yet.

 

Has anyone experienced these little critters before or have any idea what they are before I go and dump chemicals into the system to fight flatworms?

 

 

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Tamberav

I can't tell but there are many algae eating harmless flatworms too before you go dumping chemicals in. That may be what they are doing on your glass.

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NanoReefer5gal

It's important for your tank to have some kind of microfauna (I guess you know that) and in my opinion, if it's not doing any harm you shouldn't be afraid. 

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WV Reefer
4 hours ago, Matpea said:

Good Afternoon Everyone,

 

I have a few of these yellow/blue looking worms on the aquarium glass. I have done the internet search and made best efforts to narrow down what Worm/Larvae these possibly could be.

 

I am leaning towards flatworm at the moment but can only identify a rounded head u like the shovel shape of a planarian.

 

My sixline is picking at things from the rockwork as usual but I haven’t seen him go for anything on the glass yet.

 

Has anyone experienced these little critters before or have any idea what they are before I go and dump chemicals into the system to fight flatworms?

 

 

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I wouldn’t worry too much unless you see a population explosion or see them on your corals. Eventually that Sixline should discover them and munch them down. It took mine awhile to notice them  on the glass. 

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