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post #16 of 49 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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That gives me hope. Thanks jmhk.

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post #17 of 49 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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OKay. Decided to leave the shrimp in. Just did the first dose. Die Nazi Planaria! DIE!

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post #18 of 49 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, when I dose 3 days later, do I do a water change before the 2nd dose?

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post #19 of 49 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 03:33 PM
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I do, but I don't think its necessary.

I change water on the third day and dose with the new water.
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Thank you, suh.

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post #21 of 49 (permalink) Old 08-14-2013, 05:59 AM
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do the planaria in your tank move like an inchworm or more like a slug?

the reason i ask is because i had some leaches a while ago that stayed small and white, and looked a lot like planaria. the biggest difference was that they inched along instead of gliding like a snail. they DID go after shrimp...

either way, the same medication will kill them.
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post #22 of 49 (permalink) Old 08-14-2013, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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These just slug along. White, triangle head, etc. I've had my lights off since medicating yesterday.

Looked this morning and all shrimp including babies are alive. YAY!

I do see one big planaria still trailing on the glass as if no cares at all, and one is frozen on the glass. I don't see others though.

When do I add meds again? Tomorrow or Friday?

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i would say friday. tue-wed (day 1) wed-thurs (day 2) and thurs- fri (day 3)
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post #24 of 49 (permalink) Old 08-15-2013, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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OKay, Friday it is. I see lots of planaria on the glass today, but they are shrunken in size, triangles are retracted and rounded, and they look frozen in their places.

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You can speed thingsup by swiping those ones with a paper towel or aalgae scraper.
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Also keep an eye on ammonia levels, they might spike with all the dying planaria
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post #27 of 49 (permalink) Old 08-15-2013, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Well this is a little disheartening. I turned on the light in my tank and I saw at least 2 planaria doing just fine and slithering along the wall. *sigh*

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I also used what DoubleT made.
I make these and sell them. If you want any just PM me
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post #29 of 49 (permalink) Old 08-16-2013, 03:35 AM
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I recently had to treat my tank with fenbendazol, got some planaria 0 just in case of a thing like this happening. Give them no mercy Soothing, no mercy!

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post #30 of 49 (permalink) Old 08-16-2013, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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I hear ya Nemue! I looked today and I saw 3 planaria slithering, while a large portion were frozen on the glass in an oval shape.

I decided not to even remove water as if there's any old med left, maybe it will add to the % of med in the water.

I'm hoping this nightmare will be done with after this treatment. We'll see if I need to dose again...

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