Generally when I get plants in I check them over and pick anything off that I see which is easier said than done depending on what you have. I know there are all sorts of dips you can use, traps, and well.. it's a lot to take in as everyone has a different way to do things.
Is there something you can just easily add to tap water to kill off snails and worms? I read somewhere that depending on what your PH is that tap water itself may do it but I have no idea...
Unfortunately, I have quite a bit of moss to pick through. I've got about 4-6 pieces of small plants I got in shrimp shipments and kept because I liked. Then I have a few from the LPS, and then there's the moss.
I had the infected stuff in my quarantine tank, but decided to redo it a few hours ago and use it for an actual habitat as I just picked up a 3 gallon bowl this morning I'll use for quarantine. Just want to make sure the snails and worm(s) are gone before getting it in the big tank. I know they won't hurt anything, but I'm a stickler for a clean shrimp only tank
It takes patience, but picking out individual strands of mosses for growth in individual containers (pickle jars) works well.
Patience is the key word lol. I ended up "trying" to go through it strand by strand but there was just to much of it. I've gotten most of them I think. I've not seen any worms and only 2 baby snails which i promptly scooped and sent into the exile tank..
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