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Found these behemoths in my cherry tank. No doubting these bastards could scoff down a shrimplet.

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OzShrimp

What are they cant see it properly?

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fishmosy

Hopefully fixed. Massive planaria.

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newbreed

They're insane? Didn't think they would get that large.

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Squiggle

Whoa dude, they are friggin huge! :startle:

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ineke

Wow they are huge!

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CNgo2006

aren't those eels?so which route did you go to get rid of them Mosy?

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fishmosy

I've still got them in a separate tub as I want to take pics of them under the dissecting microscope at work.

The largest one is as big as they get, pretty much 25 mm.

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CNgo2006

Im saying if you found them 2 there must be more you haven't seen in your cherry tank so have you dosed with anything like internal parasite or no planaria?

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BlueBolts

Ewwwwww..... Burn them, or better still, burn them with peroxide ....

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poeticwinter

i thought planaria is white? isnt that worm from soil?

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fishmosy

Im saying if you found them 2 there must be more you haven't seen in your cherry tank so have you dosed with anything like internal parasite or no planaria?

I'm sure there are more but it doesn't really concern me atm because its my cull tank.

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fishmosy

i thought planaria is white? isnt that worm from soil?

Planaria look white when they are smaller but get more grey as they get larger.

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mst_mugen

WOW! Just WOW! I would tear them in half and see if the halves continue to grow!

 

On a side note, I once noticed my Otto mow through a section of glass which was covered in Planaria. Once he was done, there wasn't a single one left in that section of glass. I wouldn't say the Otto was "hunting" them, it was definitely more a case of the Planaria getting in the way of some nice delicious algae that was on that section of glass.  

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jayc

Eww.

Never seen them that colour. More like a leech.

 

Put some Salt on them!

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