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Should I worry about Acoel Flatworms?

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    Posted: November 10 2010 at 12:00am
I noticed a few dozen flatworms on my glass tonight. I freaked out and googled flatworms and read page after page about these. From what I have gathered they are harmless, and If I reduce feeding in the tank they will go away.

What do you guys think? I have not seen them on any corals yet but they are quite tiny and clear, so who knows.

I found this image of them on google....


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i used to have these guys, they did not harm anything, most of them hang out on the HOB overflow and on aquarium glass. They dont look cool i tell you that, the only reason i got rid of them is i got Planaria Flatworms the bad ones and had to kill them. FWE will kill them, Sixline Wrasse will keep them under control. If they are rust color kill them, these guys are optional. You can increase the water flow on coral so they can have hard time reaching them

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I've seen these and never seen them be a problem. Like hydroid jellyfish, more common in new systems.
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There are only a few organisms that should concern us and these are not one of them.
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these things are so cool they look like plankton from spongebob 
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