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RED BUGS????????WORMS?????

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I RECENTLY ADDED THIS CHALICE TO MY TANK I THOUGHT I HAD INSPECTED IT GOOD. I FRAGGED IT LAST NIGHT AND NOTICED REALLY SMALL RED RED DOTS. IS IT RED BUGS OR SOME WORMS OR SOMETHING. THEY DONT SEEM TO MOVE......

 

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my guess is flat worms. But I believe it could be what Calvin has in his frag tank. You could ask him

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only on the underside of this one chalice and id dnt notice till i was looking closely at the frags i made last night. could it be some kind of a flatworm? why is it not red bugs for sure?

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his name is Kilmca hit him up. I just saw his frag tank and he had stuff that looked just like this. IF I recall correctly it was flatworms. You could try a fresh water dip.

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i would rather not f/w dip a coral i just paid over a hundred bucks for. if there flatworms i think theres medicine. mabey someoone will chime in here. i they are flatworms the store i bought it from had red flatworms on the glass like 4 tanks down from this one. probbaly it. arghh. all opinions welcome.

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Redbugs move around a lot and it can be seen by the human eye. They also have a dot on them that is even more red then the body. I have treated for them and that isn't them.

 

Doubt they are flatworms...... if they have not moved. Might be a form of sponge since they are on the underside of the frag. Have you done a search for sponges to see if you can match them up?

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they aren't redbugs. they are VERY small and are light colored with a red pinhead speck on them.

 

just guessing, but since those aren't moving, are different sizes depending on which hole they are in, and only in holes or pits, i would say that they are sponges.

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I agree, not redbugs.

If they brush off easy they could be flatworms. The tiny flatworms that I have seen stay in the light because they are photosynthetic.

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Not redbugs. Might be flatworms but if they don't move then i would say can't be. Probably sponges or some sort of algae.

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They look like flatworms to me too. Harmless little buggers but boy can they take over a tank. 6 line wrasse do a great job in clearing them up. Not sure if that is an option for your tank.

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