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    Arrow I Don't Got Worms

    Considering all the hype about flatworms (and I never saw that picture Zookeeper posted until today) the description(s) that are going around are pretty vague(other than they are shaped like that and red/brown). Along with the pictures>
    flatworm
    http://www.rshimek.com/images/Convol...retrogemma.jpg

    It's any wonder people get confused. After hearing they (flatworms) don't have hard shells (first time I've heard that description) and that they are slow I started questioning exactly what it was.

    This is what I have:

    http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...=Sphaeromatids

    BUT mine is/was a female as indicated by the tail in this (see the illustration in the middle of the page)
    http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2002-05/rs/index.htm
    mine has a wider tail appendage= female

    I DON'T GOT WORMS :biggrinbo and this is a good guy

    I'm sorry for all the worries but IMO they are very similar.

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    I still recommend that you pick up some FE and dose everything that you add to your tank from now on.

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    It's arriving tomorrow.

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    Wow - can you say WHEW!!!!

    I can see why you got them confused though, they are a very similar shape and colour.
    Susan

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    Originally posted by Flame*Angel
    Wow - can you say WHEW!!!!

    I can see why you got them confused though, they are a very similar shape and colour.
    I'm glad you agree. You can't imagine how relieved I am (or maybe you could) but you know in reading up about *every* kind of marine *bug* you can imagine there are some out there that are pretty scary.

    I thought I was pretty sure when I found those links at work but it wasn't till I got home and tried to take pictures of them and a more research which brought me to that thread from RC (with the pics of the under-belly) that I was sure.

    To bad she's dead but it's better this way.


    Here's a scary story I found today
    http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...rolanid%2Bbite
    boy I was scared when I read that.

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    that stuff from the vet worked hey.........kidding......lol.....

    congrats on the no worm situation!

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    Originally posted by atlantic
    that stuff from the vet worked hey.........kidding......lol.....

    congrats on the no worm situation!
    ROFL!!! Haha you had me there for about 5 seconds

    Thanks

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    Dang, now ya gotta eat crow and tell Big Als!! =P

    :bawling: :chatter:
    Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple

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    Originally posted by tictoc
    Dang, now ya gotta eat crow and tell Big Als!! =P

    :bawling: :chatter:
    I've thought about that but how do you tell someone who didn't even know what flatworms were and even after asking saying "Well what do you want me to do about it" do you really think they'd care

    More so what if they really had them, with that attitude (much more) do you think they'd do anything about it?

    Nope, maybe this will make them think twice=get some F.E. and start dipping their corals as I indicated he should do. (to which he stated "We don't carry that stuff!")

    If I got a half concerning response with a "I'll look into getting some and stop selling the corals till all are treated" then I think I'd be more concerned with telling them I was wrong

    BUT NO he refused to treat them OR to even look into it OR to appologize to his customer and try to make a mends OR rectify any new situations...........they can kiss mine because I know they didn't and won't (if they ever get any) do anything about it.

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