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Old 11-02-2012, 07:30 AM   #1
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Strange Inverts in 55g???


Hey Everyone,


While looking closely at my plants and driftwood in my 55g I noticed some (5+) tiny inverts of some kind on the large stump and on the stems of a few of my crypts. They are less than a centimeter in overall length and look like Apistasia you get in a marine tank! They have a tube looking main body with 4 or 5 tentacles. They react when I touch them with tweezers by retracting their tentacles and shrinking! I have watched pond snails touch them, and the snails don't seem to be bothered/stung by them.

Does anyone know what they are, and how to get rid of them???

Thanks for the help!
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:44 AM   #2
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Hydra is what I imagine they are and if so they will catch small fry. As far as killing them I do not know never had them myself sorry.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:48 AM   #3
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Just found this website about hydra have a look they are bad news.

http://freshaquarium.about.com/od/pr...Pest-Hydra.htm
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:52 AM   #4
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Panacur-c.

Something like .1 grams per ten gallons.

If they are hydra, anyway...
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:03 PM   #5
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Yep they are Hydra!

THANK YOU for the link Krib Keeper!

Also thanks for the Panacur-c info Steven!!!

I have only found a few so far, and I have TONS OF POND SNAILS! Since the link says the Pond Snails eat them that is probably why I have only seen a few! I have NO fish in the tank, so I haven't been feeding at all!

I just dirted the tank on 10-2-12, so maybe they cane from the Miracle grow organic potting soil!

I am planning on just having small fish in the tank, so I HAVE TO KILL THEM FAST!

I will check out the Panacur-c, and the web site form the link says gouramies will eat them, so I could do both I guess!


I will let Yall know how it goes!

THANK YOU AGAIN GUYS!!
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:45 PM   #6
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You're welcome. Glad I could help.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:16 AM   #7
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I forgot I got some Malaysian Pond Snails, and they were added to the tank last week when I was Farm Sitting for my Parents!

So I bet they came in that way!

Anyway not to big of deal, as long as I can get rid of them!

THANKS AGAIN!
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