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Postby jonstfrancis » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:01 pm

Hello, I've never seen one in any of my tanks before but last night I was up later than usual and the aquarium light still on and I happened to see a planarian (light brown coloured) crawl over a stone.
I've no idea how it got in there or how many or how long they've been in there.
As I've shrimp, I'm concerned.
What would you guys advise?
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Re: Planaria

Postby jonstfrancis » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:35 pm

I've seen planaria traps for sale.
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Re: Planaria

Postby atmichaels » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:21 pm

Generally planarian are harmless. Cut back on feeding and do a thorough vacuum of your gravel. It may take a few weeks but you'll eventually get them. Good luck!
Currently keeping: gastromyzon spp., hypergastromyzon humilis, pseudogastromyzon sp., sewellia spp., ambastaia sidthimunki, homaloptera spp., serpenticobitis octozona, Yaoshania pachychilus. As well as various catfish, loricarids, livebearers and tetras.
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Re: Planaria

Postby jonstfrancis » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:01 pm

atmichaels wrote:Generally planarian are harmless. Cut back on feeding and do a thorough vacuum of your gravel. It may take a few weeks but you'll eventually get them. Good luck!


I'm not so sure... but hopefully.
It's not like the tank is over fed or particularly dirty anyway but I suppose it's been feeding on something.
If they are harmless I don't care about it being in the tank but I've read stuff about how they kill shrimps.
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