Found these tiny white worms in our planted tank. One species is round, which I'm assuming are Nematodes... The other are flat worms that move like flat slugs, significantly faster than the round ones... Planaria perhaps?
So I tried Googling some pics. I added a stock pic of Planaria along with a diagram I found online... the two bottom pics are taken of the actual organism in our tank using a magnifier and my cellphone...
We have a shrimp tank and if they are indeed Planaria, I want to get rid of them. Are there different species of planaria or do they develop those eye dots and diamond shaped head as they mature? I don't quite see those characteristics here so I don't know if I'm mis-ID'ing them or if they're just too young and will develop those features later?
To be or not to be (Planaria)??? That is the Question!
Yeah thanks for the input guys... after I posted this I continued to 'research' and stumbled upon a thread here on TPT w/ some pics that appear to be the same species of "flatworm" I have. Since the flatworms I have do not have the triangular shaped head and eye spots, I believe its just a flatworm that is harmless.