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Old 12-06-2009, 05:37 PM   #1
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Hope all finds you well! Stupid question--sliming on my tank glass are these thin worm like creatures. I have hundreds of snails in my tank. Are these little 1/4 inch threadlike things sliming up and down the glass baby snails with no shells? Im snail illiterate! Thanks
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:40 PM   #2
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google planaria and see if it looks like that... ive never seen a snail without a shell (doesnt mean there arent), but all my mts, even when theyre barely visible, have a shell
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Old 12-07-2009, 03:03 PM   #3
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+1 on your critters most likely being planaria.
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Folks,
You are correct seems like Planeria. Do they lay eggs in gel like sacks stuck to glass? How do I get rid of them? thanks!!
FYI--this is a RCs shrimp tank, no fish--just live plants and shrimp. Thanks again!!
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:33 PM   #5
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the gel like egg sacks are probably your snails (ramshorn?)
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pond snails will lay eggs on the glass that look kind of like a half moon shape with lots of little eggs in them... in an attempt to rid my tank of more pond snails, i use a big turkey baster and suck the snail eggs off the glass every time i see new ones on there (dailly!)
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Thanks--there on the glass as well as on the leaves of plants--turkey baster sounds like a good idea! Thanks!!!
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Planaria, I believe, are the result of overfeeding. I've had them before. They suck.
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