|10-13-2012 06:11 PM|
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|10-11-2012 02:19 AM|
I don't get it either. Everything I read says it's poor water, but my water test are all good. My tank is understocked and I am really good about water changes.
I will try to post a video, but I am not sure that I know how.
|10-10-2012 07:52 PM|
|10-10-2012 07:48 PM|
|10-10-2012 07:23 PM|
|Pink_Hat||Those are exactly what are in my tank. I can't figure out what they are either. I don't think they are planaria. The head is wrong. I don't have many, but am going to do a big vacuum today and see if it helps. If I figure it out I'll post again.|
|10-10-2012 04:40 PM|
I have both species but take care not to put them in the same tank.
RCS will survive in any tank as long as there are lots of hiding places and sufficient plant cover.
CRS need good water conditions, hiding places and shrimp friendly tankmates to survive.
|10-10-2012 02:43 AM|
The tank has been established for over 3 yrs with fish in it. I turned it into a planted tank 4 months back with Red cherries and only recently introduced crs. That's why i don't think its my tank that's the problem and concluded it was that planaria looking things.
|10-10-2012 02:22 AM|
These things are like freaking ninjas when it comes to hiding, but I definitely will whenever i spot another one (they usually are out when the light are off).
|10-10-2012 12:58 AM|
|Higher Thinking||I agree that if you just started in the hobby you should not have chosen CRS. Not only that but your tank should be running for a few months before you add such sensitive hosts. I'm not talking just cycling, but a fully developed and established tank is one that has been going for much more than a month or so.|
|10-10-2012 12:50 AM|
Crystals are harder to keep alive. I wouldn't have started off with a batch of crystals.
Planaria glide around when they move.
Leeches move a little bit like caterpillars. Do you have any critters that might snack on them?
Take a short video on how the little worm thing moves.
|10-10-2012 12:38 AM|
|10-10-2012 12:26 AM|
From all the pictures online, I don't think they are planarias. Like ValMM stated, planarias have 2 eyes and a arrow-like head. The one in my pictures have no visible eyes & a rounded head. I assumed it was a planaria at first by the way it moves. Thats why I dosed my tank (& the one on top individually) with the dog dewormer "Safeguard Canine" that has the active ingredient 22.2% fenbendazole, but the dang thing just swam back and forth like nothing!?. Isn't it supposed to kill them right away? I've read this is the safe route when it comes to having shrimps/planted tank. i don't think it a leech either, what do you guys think?
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|10-09-2012 07:23 PM|
|ValMM||You can tell if it's a planaria if it has 2 eyespots, and usually a triangular shaped head. Leeches have a skinny head, with a sucker type mouth and large rear end, with a sucker to hold onto things.|
|10-09-2012 07:19 PM|
|sunyang730||Gosh, that is a big worm! Personally you shouldn't care what kind it is but to redo your tank. I heard from another member that using the worm killer for dogs in a very small amount work. Or, just redo the whole tank. I thought Planaria should be white?|
|10-09-2012 07:14 PM|
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