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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-02-2012, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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Flat worms in the substrate

Are these toxic to GBRs, neon tetras, betta, pygmy cories, or otos?

I think they're ~1cm, and are relatively flat looking, planaria?

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I guess from lack of response and other postings they're not toxic. I would like to add that they were probably introduced via frozen brine shrimp cubes as eggs. Hopefully tetras and GBRs will make protein use of them without ill effect.
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Oh [censored][censored][censored][censored]..had these on my last tank and had to replace it because they took over. What is suggested is you starve them but somehow still feed your fish. If you don't have a planted tank, I would suggest move everything and clean out the tank. Or you could get a fish that eats them like goldfish. But then ..you will be stuck with the goldfish.
I haven't been on this site for almost a month. But yeah, these worms suck and you need to get rid of them or they will take over. They are not toxic but take over everything. If your fish lays around they will get on them and possibly kill them. Your fish would have to be very very slow. Either way, they are annoying. I have tried using traps, baits etc..in the end none worked because they come back out of nowhere. Clean your tank out is the fastest..if that is possible,.
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