Is this a baby neocaridina shrimp? Or something else? Planaria maybe? - Page 2 - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-29-2020, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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I guess a good question might be... are the worms kind of short and fat/flat? And really small?

Or long and slender? And kind of... well... long?


Short, fat/flat and small points to rhabdocoela flatworms. Not always harmed by treatment to get rid of planaria.

Long, slender, and... once again, long... that could be detritus (swims like a snake if in water column), nematodes (squiggles...) or possibly some other worm.
I've only seen them on the glass, but they are maybe 1-2mm long max and sort of squiggly, like they crawl in an S shape. Not a lot of shape to them...but maybe they are pointed a bit at the ends?
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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-29-2020, 11:04 PM
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Hi, I found another one of these things in my aquarium today and I think you are correct. Upon closer inspection, it looked like a Gammarus. Where do they come from? How did it get in my aquarium and how do you get rid of them? Are they harmful? Iím so grossed out.
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Hi, I found another one of these things in my aquarium today and I think you are correct. Upon closer inspection, it looked like a Gammarus. Where do they come from? How did it get in my aquarium and how do you get rid of them? Are they harmful? Iím so grossed out.
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