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Old 07-29-2013, 09:57 PM   #1
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Planaria??? Yes or No?

Found these tiny white worms in our planted tank. One species is round, which I'm assuming are Nematodes... The other are flat worms that move like flat slugs, significantly faster than the round ones...

So I tried Googling some pics. I added a stock pic of Planaria along with a diagram I found online... the two bottom pics are taken of the actual organism in our tank using a magnifier and my cellphone...

We have a shrimp tank and if they are indeed Planaria, I want to get rid of them. Are there different species of planaria or do they develop those eye dots and diamond shaped head as they mature? I don't quite see those characteristics here so I don't know if I'm mis-ID'ing them or if they're just too young and will develop those features later?

To be or not to be (Planaria)??? That is the Question!

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In my experience, you can see planaria eyespots with the naked eye. So I believe you have something different.
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Thank you for your input! Upon further investigation, I stumbled on this thread on TPT. It appears to be the same species of "flatworm" I have and are harmless... not planaria.

Flatworms probably mistaken for planaria
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Liquid Goat dewormer, will get rid of them no matter. I used it and liked it because it was in a suspension and you didn't need to worry about dissolving it, crushing tablets, or whether the dose was accurate as it was good with a shake.

It didn't harm my shrimp or snails with the noted treatment dosage.

Found it at a veterinary / farm supply store.

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...nt-243568.html

I think the pinker ones look like Planaria, because of the arrow head. Maybe the others are just younger, different color.
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Liquid Goat dewormer, will get rid of them no matter. I used it and liked it because it was in a suspension and you didn't need to worry about dissolving it, crushing tablets, or whether the dose was accurate as it was good with a shake.

It didn't harm my shrimp or snails with the noted treatment dosage.

Found it at a veterinary / farm supply store.

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...nt-243568.html

I think the pinker ones look like Planaria, because of the arrow head. Maybe the others are just younger, different color.
Because the pink ones are stock photo of planaria.
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Because the pink ones are stock photo of planaria.

You know, I saw that, and it didn't register, thank you for pointing that out Too focused on looking at the worm.
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