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post #46 of 372 (permalink) Old 02-19-2008, 07:03 AM
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i have a bunch of planaria worms wiggling around in my water in my shrimp tank! from what i gather thre not harmful and the onlyway to kill them is by starvation/manually removing them with a vravel vaccuum?
Planaria can be killed with Flubenazol, it is harmless for fish, shrimps etc.
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It's a damselfly nymph of some sort. They might try to eat the fish and other aquatic critters, but otherwise they are kind of cool.

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x2 on damsel or dragonfly nymph, but no "might"- they WILL kill and eat anything they can get their claws into, you definitely want to get that out of there!

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How can I prevent getting any of the HARMFUL creatures in my tank?

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You can't unless you want to hermetically seal the tank.

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post #54 of 372 (permalink) Old 03-26-2008, 12:51 PM
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we are missing a failry common bug. I think they could be considered an aphid. Those dark brown mites that live mostly right above the substrate and on the plants. They are about .5mm in size to hard for me to photograph at home.

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we are missing a failry common bug. I think they could be considered an aphid. Those dark brown mites that live mostly right above the substrate and on the plants. They are about .5mm in size to hard for me to photograph at home.
Are you sure they're not just brownish springtails?

If you are culturing aphids above your tank the dart frog people might envy you...

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Aphids

Here's Aphids:



Milkweed aphids:


Aphids giving birth:

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Are you sure they're not just brownish springtails?

If you are culturing aphids above your tank the dart frog people might envy you...

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These are brownish mites in the water. Not fast moving at all. They sit stationary and do no damage to plants. I think the are just detrivores

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Here's Aphids:
Aphids giving birth:
TMI But nice pictures! Are they yours or are they from the internet?

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OK, I have one for you guys.

I recently cleaned my filter out and found what looked like blood worms that were alive in the mechanical filter. No big deal, right?

Tell me how I could get live bloodworms in my filter when I only feed my fish frozen bloodworms.

Can they survive being hard frozen?

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Arnt bloodworms mosquito larvae

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