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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-14-2015, 08:43 AM
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I have a 33g long shrimp tank with tons of planaria. I just ordered some fish fenbendazole from eBay and have a few questions. How much should I dose? A full bag? Half?
Can I dose into the substrate? Seems like they only come out when I feed.
Can I mix with shrimp food, let it soak and put it in my tank? Will that kill my shrimp?

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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-14-2015, 11:00 AM
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Easiest way to treat for planaria and hydra is to buy liquid goat de-wormer called Safe Guard (fenbendazole). I got mine on line. Just google it and you will find where to bid on/buy it. It's 2 ml per 10 gal. It will not hurt fish or shrimp. Just pour it into the water. It will kill nerite snails and I lost a few of my MTSs, but many of them made it just fine. It did not affect my mini ramshorns and assassin snails from what I could tell. But nerites definitely have to be removed and it takes several water changes before these snails to go back in. It can take up to 5 days before all the planaria are gone, hydra will be gone the next day.
One treatment is usually enough.

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