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  1. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Found this hitchhiker on some plants I ordered. Anyone know what it is? Thanks
  2. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I've searched for an answer to these worms but haven't seen anything that looks like them yet... Anyone know what these little things are? Some of them like to ride my poor Nerite Snail :/ They don't appear to cause it any harm though. They can also be found attached to the glass. During water...
  3. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    first timer here on the forum. hope i'm posting on the right page. I have a dirt planted 5 gallons tank that I set up 6 days ago. it has a heater but no filtration. I am planning to put shrimp and snails in a couple days. Today, I spotted this little guy. I've read online that they're basically...
  4. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hi All, Need some advice on the best way to get rid of detritus worm infestation. Two weeks ago my last couple of zebra danios died abruptly in my 10g tank, which was heavily planted with java moss and other assorted aquatic plants, and has been established and running for nearly 2 years. Did...
  5. Low Tech Forum
    Hello everyone, I was peering into my small nano planted tank and noticed there was a little "tubie" creature crawling around and a few on the plants. They look to be some type of tube worm though I couldnt find an exact picture of the ones I have online to 100% confirm it. Anyone ever had...
  6. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Spotted a wiggly worm or parasite in one of my tanks, it was free swimming and fighting the current. Had no fear of being out in the light. It has a thicker part just below its head making it look like a long tailed sperm.. wtf is it? Its in a tank with a mostly blind betta so I don't know...
  7. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I have a 1-gallon tank with freshwater clams, 2 mosquito fish, some plants, and many ramhorn snails. In this video I was doing a partial water change when I noticed these worm-like things gyrating in the water. Please let me know what it is! http://youtu.be/0OeL1qzU4SU
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Tank: 10 gal, Betta, 4 Cory Catfish, Play Sand Substrate, 1 Anubias Nana, Water Sprites, 42W 6500K CFL, Fluval C3 Filter w/ Sponge/Batting, 81 Degrees Original Setup: Current Status: Does the betta, Ra, look healthy to you? More pictures of him in link at bottom. I've had this tank for...
  9. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Is this a worm, or leech? Heres two of them I pulled out of my substrate today. One side seems to have a sucker of some sort maybe? The other end is constantly wiggling around probing. Whatcha think? They are very dark brown.
  10. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Okay I'm going to apologize in advance. I'm not very knowledgeable about mystery snail anatomy so I might be about to embarrass my self tremendously. So I've had this snail for about a week and today I noticed a white worm looking thing coming out of its "vent"(the part they poop out of). It's...
  11. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Help guys! I just bought a massive amount of Java moss from a member. Great guy and moss is really lush. But what I did was I put it in a jar and left it next to the window stance for indirect sunlight. It's doing well... the thing is I was told the Java moss has some MTS babies in there.. but...
  12. Fish
    I got a paired of puffer fish and bumblebee goby & I've try feeding them everything possible but they are very picky eater. The only thing I've had success with, is brine shrimp; but they are too much work, expensive & died easily. My question is... what other alternative live culture foods...
  13. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I noticed in both my tanks a very small red worm like creature crawling around. Could these come with a plant? Are they harmful? Could they be frozen bloodworm that were cryogeneicaly frozen, but unthawd in my tank and escaped my fish's bellys? LOL
  14. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I notice today I have this skinny white worms that look identical to my hc roots? Any comment on this?? This is my shrimp tank btw thanks!
  15. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hitchhikers that came in a bag of plants... At first i thought they were something bad.... But after I calmed down I did some research and they look like black worms to me. In which case they would be harmless right? I could maybe even feed them to my betta? Please let me know. They are more...
  16. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hey guys, I have a 10gal low-tech with bts, rcs, java moss, anubias, and java fern. Substrate is just aquarium gravel, and I do 20-25% changes every five days. Temp. is 72-74F, and all readings are fine. They're fed half a Shirakura tab once a day for three days, and then one day off - they...
  17. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I can only try to describe the critters that have infiltrated my tank. Once upon a time we had a fry tank that got infested with snails, so instead of flushing the snails (and ending up with teenage mutant ninja snails) we set up a dwarf puffer tank. Now that the fry are grown....the former...
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