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Old 07-08-2018, 09:36 PM
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Default I think I have Acro eating Flatworms

I gave an acropora frag to a friend and the critter in the attached picture came off when he dipped the coral yesterday. Looks like an acro eating flatworm to me?
My system is 680 litres minus a lot of rock/sand so maybe 500 liters of water.
I have been dosing 5ml of Flatworm stop daily for over a month. How long should I continue to dose and should I bump up the amount I am dosing?
I am also dosing 5ml of Coral Booster every other day and 12ml of Coral System #1,2, and 4 once a week.
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Might be a tissue eating flatworm to be sure it would be good to check some corals at the base if you can find their eggs. Also corals do loose color if they are infected with flatworms.

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Might be a tissue eating flatworm to be sure it would be good to check some corals at the base if you can find their eggs. Also corals do loose color if they are infected with flatworms.

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I use Coral RX Pro.

You have to prepare a solution in a separate container.
Then dip every acro in it and watch for flatworms falling off.

You have to repeat it ater 7 days, and then again after another 7 days.
3 times in total.

So far I had 2 flatworm infestations so far and the product worked well.

It does stun flatworms, but also other animals and symbiotic crabs.
But it completely does not affect acropora eating crabs - even heavily overdosed.

So you have to watch what is falling off and rescue the good guys.

Also you don't want the water in the container to get cold as it may ruin colors of your corals.
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:26 PM
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I use Coral RX Pro.

You have to prepare a solution in a separate container.
Then dip every acro in it and watch for flatworms falling off.

You have to repeat it ater 7 days, and then again after another 7 days.
3 times in total.

So far I had 2 flatworm infestations so far and the product worked well.

It does stun flatworms, but also other animals and symbiotic crabs.
But it completely does not affect acropora eating crabs - even heavily overdosed.

So you have to watch what is falling off and rescue the good guys.

Also you don't want the water in the container to get cold as it may ruin colors of your corals.
So you are saying that the Zeovit Flatworm stop is not an option?
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:30 PM
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Might be a tissue eating flatworm to be sure it would be good to check some corals at the base if you can find their eggs. Also corals do loose color if they are infected with flatworms.

G.Alexander
I have seen no evidence of flatworms on my 30+ acros or my 200+ corals. No worms, no eggs, no light spots. I have dipped some and nothing. I have given corals to other reefers that dipped them and nothing came off.
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Than I would just keep a close eye to the corals to see if you notice any kind of their typical tissue bite marks in the next couple of weeks. Additional you can dose 1 ml FlatwormStop / 25 US gallons 2 x weekly as precaution.

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