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Old 30th April 2010, 15:03   #1
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Hi Guys,

Im Looking ahead to solve my next problem....flatworms, the rusty ones with the red dot.

Is there a fish that will def eat these, such as a Wrasse or something else??

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Old 30th April 2010, 15:28   #2
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Peacock or leopard wrasses are the family that eat these pesky critters
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Old 30th April 2010, 15:35   #3
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Peacock or leopard wrasses are the family that eat these pesky critters
As Gav said, hey will do the job Make sure the wrasse is eating frozen foods when you get it from the LFS, as other wise they can be little difficult to keep.
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I've been told that the yellow wrasse / canary wrasse are particularly good at this as well, but not be confused with the silverbelly wrasse that are also yellow (with a silver belly) which are apparently pretty useless at it
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Thanks guys,

sorry for delay in getting bck to you.

my tank is only 180l - are there any other fish that will eat these flatworms?

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blue velvet nudibranch ????? but then u would have to try and find one and only to be kept singualry but also i think they only eat flatworms? think more research.
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blue velvet nudibranch ????? but then u would have to try and find one and only to be kept singualry but also i think they only eat flatworms? think more research.
Once all the flat worms are gone though,the nudi will probably die (if its diet specific type one which most are), so usually in any case nudibranch aren't such a good choice.
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That's why I said they only eat flatworms so more research is needed. Same sinario as sea hares. When there food is gone they starve
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If you ever do go for something like this......its only fair that you rear the food they live on........starfish for harlequin shrimp.....aiptasia, flatworms etc.....for the various nudi's

If there is the will there is a way.........no will - no way!
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If you ever do go for something like this......its only fair that you rear the food they live on........starfish for harlequin shrimp.....aiptasia, flatworms etc.....for the various nudi's

If there is the will there is a way.........no will - no way!

I can breed aptaisia, yours for free, I'll even post them, any takers?
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