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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-12-2020, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Hi,

I started a 3G shrimp tank. Recently added chollo. Not sure if that is the cause since I soaked it in boiling water.
First I thought it was just some lint or fiber on the inside of the glass but with macro lens for iphone, now I see they
are moving semi clear white worms.

Can you help to ID and how to get rid of them before the infestation starts? Can these kill cherry shrimp?
I have about 6 shrimps in there now. Since itís a shrimp tank, how can I even treats with meds?

Thank you.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-13-2020, 02:50 AM
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Huh, they look like planaria to me. They can get to fairly large populations, and most likely came in with the plants you added. The increase in population might be due to the cholla wood (lots of nice food there), but since you put it in boiling water, chances are high that they did not come from the wood itself.

I've heard good things about "No Planaria". But haven't tested it out myself just yet.

So many fish/plants/inverts to keep, not enough aquaria.
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Huh, they look like planaria to me.
Hi @ichthyogeek. Hard to give too firm an ID I know from a photo, but could you elaborate on why you think they are planaria please? I seem to have encountered every hitchhiker except planaria in my shrimp tanks of late, so interested to understand better how to differentiate the good from the bad and ugly. I thought the give aways for planaria were the triangular head and cross-eyes, but I don't see wither of those in the photo. Almost looks like the worms shown are kind of segmented somehow I thought, like a mosquito larvae sort of shape. Thanks, James


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Planaria have a distinct triangular head - these look like detritus worms to me. Relatively harmless and most fish will eat them with joy...probably not shrimp. If they bother you, remove manually, but don't be dumping any chems in there as inverts are very sensitive.

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You are correct, eagle eyes :-)

I searched more online to see the differences. These seem to be detritus worms and they move darn fast too. I zoomed in further, they have sectional ridges and hair like things coming out of them, ewe. lol

Going to cut down on food and more frequent water changes.

I hope these pics and vids help others...
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