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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have a 37 gal moderately planted (hoping to get to heavily planted with growth) tank. Running two double sponges and a Fluval Aquaclear 70 HOB. Stock 5 sparkling gourami, 1 baby bristlenose pleco, 3 Amano shrimp, 1 dwarf Mexican lobster, 7? Mystery snails (I've reduced my stock a lot, but...
  2. General Planted Tank Discussion
    (this is my first post so I hope I'm posting in the correct place) I know there are a lot of posts about hydra but many of the posts involve living creatures in their tank and I just want to know the cheapest way to kill these hydra off considering I don't. the only concerns I have are killing...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi everyone! Recently I noticed quite a few hydra in my 4.5 gallon and even though I've been trying to scrape them all off they seem to keep coming back. Last night I also noticed a white worm that was a lot wider than my normal detritus worms wiggling through the substrate which I'm worried...
  4. Plants
    EDIT: Solved. They are Phylum Bryozoa Class Phylactolaemata (aka moss animals). Tiny filter feeding animals that live and grow in colonies. See the thread below for details. At first I thought I spotted some hydra all lined up doing a conga line dance, but as I looked closer and fiddled with...
  5. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    So I've never had hydra before but today I realized they're in at least two of my tanks, hanging off the pre-filter sponge. The way they move is... creepy. I read they can get up to an inch big but these are still small. However, I'm worried about possible shrimp fry in my one tank. In that one...
  6. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi all, this is my first post, this is also my first aquarium in 18 years... My 10g tank has had a growing hyrda problem for about month. I am on day 2 of a "No Planaria" treatment. I underdosed and my shrimp and fish seem to be doing fine so far. I have noticed that all the hydra is not long...
  7. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hi! How do I dose my 10 Gallon Aquarium with Praziquantel? How much do I use? What are the precautions for this. Looking forward for your answer and comments! Thanks! :smile2:
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have some hydra in my tank which I want to get rid of. Loads of people say that Genchem No-Planaria will kill the hydra. Some people say it will affect the fish and others say it won't. Anyone ever used it with fish?
  9. Tank Journals
    In hindsight I should have started this journal a long time ago. Anyways, many events lead to my starting a planted tank, it started insidiously over years with various little outdoor container ponds and one particular forgotten container pond, overgrown with horsetail reeds. The horsetail...
  10. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    So I had a bit of a hydra problem due a bloom in the cyclops population in my tank. Took care of the problem (new plant melt) and cut off feeding for three days. Now the abominations have gone photosynthetic! I have no problem with fenbendazole bombing the little suckers, but what is the long...
  11. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Today I am treating my 75 gallon Planted OEBT/RCS tank for Hydra. I have read a lot about it and a lot of people (like me) are very nervous to do this. DO AT YOUR OWN RISK. I am starting the Fenbendazole treatment today. I went to PetSmart and bought Safe-Guard Canine Dewomer for about $14...
  12. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hey Guys, I've had a sulawesi tank setup for about a month now. I had to go away for a memorial/funeral this past weekend, and when I got back I noticed a single hydra hanging out on a rock. I removed the rock, and didn't see any other critters. This afternoon I came home from work to find the...
  13. Fish
    How do I get rid of hydra in my fry tank, my current batch of peacock gudgeon seem to be too big for the hydra to catch but I have eggs that should be hatching out today or tomorrow and they will be munched, what do I do
  14. Fish
    So we know that Panacur C is safe to use in shrimp tanks to eliminate hydra, but what about in fry tanks? I ask because I just saw an itty bitty CPD fry stung and snatched up by a hydra right in front of me and it was horrible. I've gone on a smooshing rampage but I'd really like to eliminate...
  15. Plants
    Well, I have hydra in my tank. I'm going to turn my heater up all the way it can go to see if that will kill them. Will this hurt the plants? If that doesn't work I will buy fenbendazole and use it. Will that hurt plants?
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