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I believe I have an infestation of planaria in my 4g Finnex amano shrimp tank. If anyone knows of an efficient method to reduce them I'm all ears. Tank info: substrate-ec
ocomplete plants- dwarf hairgrass, one stem of Bacopa, Java Fern Filter- Azoo mignon. Worst part I haven't fed the shrimp so I'm clueless to their rapid increase. Any advice/help appreciated.
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Have you tried reducing the amount of food you feed your shrimps? How long did you stop feeding your shrimps for? Maybe there was some leftover food that's helping them thrive? Some fish eat them too so that might help.
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I had a betta that went to town on the worms. Endlers did the same in my little tank.
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Hi mate , i had same issues with one of my planted community tank, had guppies and tetras, the best way to get rid of worms is to use either levamisole or Flubendazole [trade name - panacure] , fenbendazole, mebendazole and oxbendazole are all antihelmenthics, that is they are basically like Levamisole and get rid of worms. You might not need to use these if the Levamisole would not work, though some of these different derivatives might be more affective than others in controlling different worms. search this online. i am in aus so got Levamisole via online. hope it helps.
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I performed 2 80% water changes and later noticed I had to look extremely hard to find I even checked my substrate and It was hard to find anymore unlike when they where everywhere. I was just wondering if that could help along with or without any fish, if so what fish would be safe for a Finnex 4g that is home to 5 Amano Shrimp. I just really don't want to have to tear down the tank it's my most successful tank I've had through trial and trouble. Thanks for anymore advice!
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