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Mahawka
12-02-2014, 05:38 AM
Hey all,

Could someone help me ID this guy? I have no idea what it is. Is it safe for my tank?

I have included 2 photos and a video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDflvXVxA2o&feature=youtu.be

Thanks.


http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc439/Mahawka/DSC08187.jpg (http://s1211.photobucket.com/user/Mahawka/media/DSC08187.jpg.html)
http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc439/Mahawka/DSC08192.jpg (http://s1211.photobucket.com/user/Mahawka/media/DSC08192.jpg.html)

clownin about
12-02-2014, 05:53 AM
Cool, can I put it in my sump? I dig the weird stuff. Probably some sort of spotted flatworm which likely feeds on small invertebrates. Anyone else?

Snappy
12-02-2014, 07:54 AM
Yes it is a type of flatworm that eats snails, etc. I have had some experience with these things & I recommend you remove it from your system completely if you can. They can be hard to grab - super slimy & they tear very easily.

lastlight
12-02-2014, 05:45 PM
i removed the strainer from my overflow once and one of those was on it. gave my hand a nice rash for a couple days.

Christopher
12-02-2014, 10:26 PM
It looks like a polyclad flatworm. It eats snails and clams.

Mahawka
12-20-2014, 04:03 AM
I haven't seen this guy since I first posted this. Any suggestion on how lure him out?

Should I wait to remove him before putting in turbo snails and hermit crabs?

hillegom
12-20-2014, 04:47 AM
I would wait till you catch him.
Lure it out with a baited trap. I guess you could always buy the cheapest snail and put that in the trap.
You have not seen it, maybe it likes night time?

Mahawka
12-20-2014, 04:49 AM
I would wait till you catch him.
Lure it out with a baited trap. I guess you could always buy the cheapest snail and put that in the trap.
You have not seen it, maybe it likes night time?

Yea I have only seen him once in my life. I just put a piece of raw scallop in the tank as bait. However, I am not sure if they like scallop (still a shell fish).

No sight of him so far.