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Old 06-27-2012, 01:46 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the responses so far! Keep em coming!
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:11 AM   #17
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I keep gammarus shrimp with hastatus cories (a little smaller than Pandas) and the gammarus shrimp are thrieving. They are in this tank as a readily available food source for my plecos but they have a healthy colony going and neither the corys not the L46 and L174 plecos have been able to wipe them out. Your adult RCS will be fine. I keep adult RCS males with them as well and I have yet to see them eat one. But the planaria are thrieving in this tank as well. If you are hoping the corys will take care of the planaria, you might be disappointed. Maybe larger corys would work but then the shrimp could be in danger. I would cut down on the feeding.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:33 AM   #18
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if you have planeria.. you are feeding too much and or too much food left over..

cut back.. and do some water changes
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:30 AM   #19
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Planaria I will add isn't bad for your tank. Provides extra snacks for smaller fish
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:31 AM   #20
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But this is a shrimp tank... No fish.

I do not yet *knock on wood* have planaria in a tank but wanted to add Corydoras as a preventative measure (which i already do since i only feed once a week) and also add a litte more activities
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:52 PM   #21
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I've heard loaches can and will slaughter shrimp. Your results will vary with Corys since they are peaceful but can fit babies in their mouth.

I dealt with my planaria by getting a feeding dish, cutting back on feeding and getting some CPDs since I have a taller tank and they would inhabit the middle. I also got a Nerite snail to cleanup leftover detritus and not reproduce.

Those things are gross, man. >_<
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:14 PM   #22
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Planaria I will add isn't bad for your tank. Provides extra snacks for smaller fish
That depends. Some planaria will attack and kill shrimp. I saw the videos. It's horrifying. D:
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