Baby RCS w/ Planaria worms in the tank...Help!

Tanman19az

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So I left for the weekend and I come back to see tiny cherry shrimp, but then I look closer and see hundreds of tiny white worms (planaria I'm assuming?) How do I get rid of them while preserving my babies. BTW they are super tiny (the RCS)!!;D
 

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Good morning Tanman,

Sorry to hear that you're dealing with Planaria. More water changes, vacuums and less feeding will help to rid your tank of them.
It may take a few changes before they are all gone.

Some fish may eat them Not sure if shrimp will eat them or not.

Ken
 

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Shrimp will not eat Planaria - I had the same problem with my Snowball tank and im not sure if this contributed to their eventual demise but slowly I lost around 70 shrimp that were otherwise breeding nicely - I transferred what was left to another tank and they are now doing well again. Infected tank was thoroughly cleaned and put back into use.

Hope this helps

Bungy
 
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