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Old 01-12-2013, 01:54 AM   #1
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I literally witness one attacking my small shrimp. The shrimp was trying to shake it off and feel to the ground in the back. I hope he got away because I cant see if he escape or not.

I need to get this stuff taking care of before these sucker wipe out my population. The population already took a hit when I ask a friend to feed my shrimp tank of the holiday. Of course he over feed them even with my instructions.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:25 AM   #2
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Just search planaria in this section you will get instructions on dealing with them. Its easy.
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No-planaria works very well


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Overfeeding just feeds them and that sucks that your friend helped the population get worse.
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Albert is right, there is a wealth of knowledge shared on this topic. Search function is your dearest friend in this case. Good luck. If you have a more specific question you don't see answered in our library of posts, please ask
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http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...light=planaria
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:53 PM   #7
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Panacur and Safeguard are what you need to get rid of planaria.

Just be careful that after treatment, you do not introduce snails into your tanks until you have done a few weekly water changes. The Panacur and Safeguard IMO lingers after the treatment and your water could be toxic to snails.

My nerites, after I removed them and introduced them back into the tank, died within a couple of days. I'm guessing the Panacur did not wear off enough. A few weeks later and some new nerites, they are doing fine.
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You can run carbon in your filter to remove the meds so you can introduce nerites back quicker and safer.
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Panacur never worked for me in the past. But I never saw any of my planaria take a shrimp down either when I had it in my crs tank


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You can run carbon in your filter to remove the meds so you can introduce nerites back quicker and safer.
Did not think about the carbon... good idea! Just wondering: does it harm the plants since the carbon will also filter out much of the fertilizers?
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HA! I just caught 3 using an eye dropper and in a salt bath they go. Die planaria die!
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Lucky I don't have snails in may tank. How much dose would i need for a 5g using safeguard?
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