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  1. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Looking for some help ID'ing this snail. Good guy or pest?? Thanks all!
  2. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Okay, so I'm the unluckiest planted tank owner in the world it seems. My 10 gallon low tech planted tank has been cycling for 12 days now, and is my very first planted tank. I plan on putting a nerite snail and a betta fish inside, maybe with some shrimp. Nothing is in it right now but plants...
  3. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hello Everyone! I have a bit of a problem with some ostracods - copepods. I've read several times that they are a good sign of water quality, however they are bothering my poor black racer Nerites to death! I have had this tank set up for 3 months now and everyone was fine until this outbreak...
  4. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Ive recently started to notice these tiny white worms in my substrate. Do you think this is planaria. If not, what do you think it is and how should I get rid of it? https://imgur.com/gallery/tf9pz2C
  5. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hey, I just noticed several white worms floating in the water column. It looks like dust particle at first but then when you look closely it looks like a worm and the squiggle around sometimes. They did not actively swim like a snake but rather let the current take them and sometimes squiggled...
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey Guys and gals, I have a question but this is my first post so i'll tell ya a little about myself. I have been fishkeeping for 20 years and loved every minute of it. Kept mostly south American Cichlids, my water is very soft (0) and acidic (6.3). I keep my tanks clean with weekly 50%...
  7. Plants
    I was wondering if it would be a no-no to bath my new plants I got from the LFS, which has a huge pond snail problem, in a concentration of Had-A-Snail before rinsing thoroughly and putting in my fish tank. Thing is, is that I have shrimp in my tank. Would it not hurt the shrimp as long as I...
  8. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I found these pests, I am not sure if they are bugs or snails or what. They sort of float then land where they want either on the glass or on a plant. They don't really scuttle or dash, like I have seen water fleas do and I compared to copepod video and I don't think they are that pest either. I...
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