Getting rid of flat worms in a coral reef tank

Today I am bringing you guys along while I wage war on the flat worms in my coral frag tank. These little worms can easily get into your tank on a coral you buy and take over quite quickly. I am using Flat Worm Exit to try to get rid of them. sit back and enjoy the show.

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Today I am bringing you guys along while I wage war on the flat worms in my coral frag tank. These little worms can easily get into your tank on a coral you buy and take over quite quickly. I am using Flat Worm Exit to try to get rid of them. sit back and enjoy the show.

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Fr4nkTheT4nk
Fr4nkTheT4nk - 6 years ago
Good Info!
EN Reefs
EN Reefs - 7 years ago
i would have gotten a wrasse to clean em all up.
Troll Doll
Troll Doll - 7 years ago
You suck. Your tank looks like shit.
kristine movsisyan
kristine movsisyan - 7 years ago
Then why take the corals from the sea there aren't much left and flatworms are just so cool
Claire Bear
Claire Bear - 8 years ago
I've just started my marine I have a tropical tank and was infested with snails...I bought loache and they wouldn't eat them...In the end I bought 4 puffers figure of eight and they ate over 1000snails in 4 hours...So there much be a fish that eats them...
Claire Bear
Claire Bear - 8 years ago
+cdnstudman Agreed on that but there must be a similar
My Little Hobby
My Little Hobby - 8 years ago
cool, I would like a puffer, but they can eat coral, so would,'t be a good idea for me.
Jeri Berry
Jeri Berry - 8 years ago
this video gets you dizzy
Franklin Michael
Franklin Michael - 8 years ago
Why are flatworms bad??
My Little Hobby
My Little Hobby - 8 years ago
+Franklin Michael they eat/kill coral.
Robert Salinas
Robert Salinas - 8 years ago
Why not use a CopperBanded Butterfly fish
My Little Hobby
My Little Hobby - 8 years ago
+Robert Salinas So far they have not come back, but I do have a copperband in my 200 gallon tank.
BooN Gaming
BooN Gaming - 8 years ago
i tried a green spotted mandarin fish for flatworms. went to my local shop and they had this sorry looking thin mandarin so brought it home and crossed fingers. my tank was covered in flatworms and the mandarin wiped them out within a couple of days at most. she is now the fattest fish i have and feeding time she hovers near the surface waiting for food. she eats what ever goes in inc flake along with what ever she catches during the day in her everlasting hunt. my best investment along with the peppermint shrimp who wiped out the aiptasia problem almost as fast.
BooN Gaming
BooN Gaming - 7 years ago
only just got a notification about reply's so hope you sorted problem out. i was lucky because within an hour she (who turned out to be a he with small spine) stated eating them. only thing i can think of doing is make your fish hungry enough to want to eat them. if your food is nicer than the worms it will probably ignore them. you could start with a day on and day off feeding for a week and see how that goes, if not then maybe try and get it paired with another. now that is something i would recomend anyways. i bought another and it has changed the way the first acts. they are never apart and often just glide around each other in circles like a romantic dance. its amaizing to watch and very gracefull. the newer one is tiny and not mature enough to spawn but it isnt stopping her from going through the motions once all the lights are out. they really are an amazing fish.
Mr.SnugglyDick
Mr.SnugglyDick - 7 years ago
u did good there..u saved it from starvation and it helped u out with ur flatworm problem..quid pro quo
101wormwood
101wormwood - 7 years ago
I have a spotted mandarin but he seems to ignore all my flat worms. I have even sucked them out and tried to put near him in water to entice. any tips for training them to eat the flat worms or is it just luck

10. comment for Getting rid of flat worms in a coral reef tank

Alex Kingcole
Alex Kingcole - 8 years ago
The skimmer should be left on as well as the filter. There may be worms in there too. The solution needs to go through the entire system. Remove carbon as well.
Alex Kingcole
Alex Kingcole - 8 years ago
+Alex Kingcole
wow is that an old school Prizm skimmer?
Time to upgrade!
brother blood
brother blood - 8 years ago
I would love to use your fish tank as a fancy toilet but I didnt want planaria on my butt thanks for we worming it I'll be over soon just had taco bell
Iku Turso
Iku Turso - 8 years ago
Holy hell, so many flat worms.
Mario Perez
Mario Perez - 8 years ago
is your voice real?
My Little Hobby
My Little Hobby - 8 years ago
Nah, computer generated
SuperGrowPlants
SuperGrowPlants - 8 years ago
whoa!
david hamilton
david hamilton - 8 years ago
will this kill feather dusters?
My Little Hobby
My Little Hobby - 8 years ago
+david hamilton Sorry David, I am not too sure.
Fusion10861
Fusion10861 - 8 years ago
Melunarus Wrasse and Blue Mandarins worked for me. They devastated an out of control population of flat worms.
dave dec
dave dec - 9 years ago
couldant watch it you were moving around to much.
AquaManiac
AquaManiac - 9 years ago
Hey cdnstudman! I have essential elements too. but i dont use reef crystals, i just use the plain shit. How much essential elements should i add per week to a ten gallon mixed reef?
Dingo2031
Dingo2031 - 9 years ago
What LED is that?
Dingo2031
Dingo2031 - 9 years ago
Ok cause I just started mine and mine turned white this morning...
My Little Hobby
My Little Hobby - 9 years ago
Actually I haven't done it in a while and just been using store bought, but may go back to it eventually.
Dingo2031
Dingo2031 - 9 years ago
ok and hows your plankton culture?
My Little Hobby
My Little Hobby - 9 years ago
It says sea world on it, but really it is just Chinese no name, but I gotta say I love it. I paid $180 for it and it is worth every penny with the crazy blues at night.

20. comment for Getting rid of flat worms in a coral reef tank

Dale Climate Controlled Cookie Cutter Chance
Dale Climate Controlled Cookie Cutter Chance - 9 years ago
How in the world did you get so many??
Solo Reef
Solo Reef - 9 years ago
Dam that was an insane amount of flatworms dude!....hope all the corals bounce back quickly!
kendo boston
kendo boston - 9 years ago
Great vid
Ruben
Ruben - 9 years ago
Wow I had never seen those flat worms before since I don't have a saltwater tank. You could of put the sock at the end of that hose in a plastic drum and put back the clean water so you can have a longer time cleaning. Or you could of put a pump in the drum so it can pump back the water and you was draining it. I use to do that when I was cleaning the gravel. Happy New Year. 
Rico Suave
Rico Suave - 9 years ago
whoaa wtff that was crazy....do you not dip yyour corals when u get them or did it make it past the dip?

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