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Kearmstr

Parasite ID and treatment help needed

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Kearmstr

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Hi all,

I have a tank of blue dreams that I’ve had for a few weeks. I have a couple adults that have a worm attached to their head. I can’t tell if it is Scutariella or a leech of some kind. It looks too large for Scutariella. I have had these small worms in the tank for a few weeks but they don’t appear to be planeria (see attached photo).

 

I have Panacur c and Para cleanse available as treatments.

I have shrimplets and snails so I’m concerned about them.

 

Any help is appreciated!

 

 

 

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jayc

Did you check out the Disease and Diagnosis thread?

 

A salt bath should help remove those parasites.

 

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sdlTBfanUK

They look like leeches, over the years I have seen some in my tanks (never on a shrimp though) but they are usually larger. I haven't used a treatment but if they are on a shrimp you should try the treatment JayC recommends! If they are on thhe glass (mine were) just remove them with your finger! I don't think they are harmful to shrimp but look nasty and must be irritating  to the shrimps.

Simon

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Kearmstr

Thanks for the help! I did the salt bath and it seems to have worked.


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jayc
17 hours ago, Kearmstr said:

Thanks for the help!

👍 You're welcome.

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