The tank looks nice btw.
Thank you. It was much thicker in growths, but i've been removing plants, and giving plants away as i'm trying to re-vision placement, and add more plant species. This tank has definitely evolved over the months. I think the grape-wood really helps the look of it. It's my first, and only shrimp tank.
In my 37g shrimp tank (with all of 5 RCS and 3 snails in it...) I've been dosing 0.1g of "fish fenbendazole" during water changes every week, then doing partial water changes to thin it out during the week.
No harmful effects to the shrimp that I can tell, including one baby, and after it's sat for a while the hydra and other critters I can see mostly seem to shrivel up and die. I'll probably keep dosing for the next couple of water changes to see if it won't get the last few nematodes and maybe that little thing that I think might be a scud.
I've heard of it for planeria issues being applied that way, but also heard to use it for hydra they need to be targeted individually for it to work. I will look into it though, but i want to move fast on it, and work fast.
I used a tiny bit of dog de wormer in an empty tea bag and floated it in my hob. Hydra free within 24 hrs and 0 deaths even with oebts.
Yeah i was leaning towards that, but some people have had deaths, and thats become worrisome. The last thing i want to do is re-start my pumpkin colony taking worse case scenario into account, but i am considering it strongly.
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Another option i was thinking of doing was putting all the shrimp in a bare bottom tank with all new water, a filter from a tank that has never had plants in it. Draining all the water from the shrimp tank, removing all the substrate, and let it air out in the sun for a week, and dipping all the plants, and putting them in buckets of new water for a week as well outside in the sun with daily 50% water changes to keep the temps within range, but if i did that or in the future want to dip plants for these problems what would be a good guaranteed dip for plants.