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Old 02-28-2015, 05:46 AM   #1
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How are planaria surviving


So i've had this new tank its been set up for about 2 months and i guess some planaria traveled on some of the plants into my new tank. Im not sure how they're surviving because i havent really fed the tank much. i've fed it once with a chip of hikari algae wafer but other than that its just indian almond leaves in the tank with some moss tied down to wood and mesh, cholla wood and drift wood. What could be keeping the planaria alive and fed?
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Old 02-28-2015, 07:05 AM   #2
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What else is the tank stocked with? Aquariums are always alive, with all kinds of micro-organisms invisible to the naked eye. This could be the mystery food source. I've seen them on occasion, but never in large numbers, and they always went away shortly. How many are there? After a bit of reading I found this thread: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...=338898&page=2

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Old 02-28-2015, 07:16 AM   #3
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Your tank is full of organics. As these decay, the planaria will feed on it. I've never had them become a problem unless I overfeed, even in tanks with high organic matter.
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