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The white ones eat the red/brown ones? Hmm...maybe I should siphon a few of my white ones and give them to a friend who has some red/brown flatworms.
 

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I looked them up fearing they were hydroids in my seahorse tank. They are just a pain and that is all. They kinda disappear once the tank gets mature is what I have found. I sucked htem out with a syphon but I have found that my now deceased mandarin would eat them as wwell as flatworms.

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i think they come in on the LR when you first set up a tank. i had a few but not anymore. i think they are looking for the red flatworms to eat, since i apparantly did not have any they all died away.:( i was hoping some would stick around just in case i were to accidentally get some red ones.

i would absolutely siphon some out and give them to a friend who has the red ones. if for no reason then to keep a population going somewhere just in case you get them. if you do not have any reds i think the whites will die off.

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I have never seen a red one in my tank. They also eat various little pods on the glass (so I have heard). But I have always had a few white ones. Hmm..how does one gift wrap a flatworm? :)
 

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Jeremy,

Save those white flatworms. We might be interested in trying them out in the 30 gallon tank. We tried them once, but only got a couple and they didn't have much of a chance. I would love to try it again.

Andrew
 

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I took one of them out of my pico and stuck it in my 20 gallon. I'm not positive it made it, but I guess ill find out. Hopefully a few more pop up in the pico and I can get a decent supply of them in my 20 to try and take out some of those remaining red flatworms...
 

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Jeremy1973 said:
I have never seen a red one in my tank. They also eat various little pods on the glass (so I have heard). But I have always had a few white ones. Hmm..how does one gift wrap a flatworm? :)
Hehehehe I remember once Brooke was fragging xenia that she had a lot of and would send it back to anyone who sent a "Flatbox"
Seems like the perfect container :D
Seriously you could prolly stick a couple dozen in a SW filled film canister, tape securely and wrap in bubble wrap and ship USPS priority fairly cheap.
If they do indeed eat the red ones it would be worth having people in different areas culture them :)
 
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