Planaria rhabocoela or…something else

Gage6

So I’ve got some plants in quarantine that I’ve bought from my lfs. looks like I have some hitchhikers, although not sure if these are rhabocoela, planaria, detritus worms, or even something else I usually have no problem ID’ing any of them in the past after getting help from others on the forum but these particular worms have been very hard for myself to identify so I once Again turn to fishlore. I don’t really see a distinct arrow head but they still very, very small so it’s hard to tell even with a decent magnifying glass. Here’s some back story, I thought about plant dipping but really wanted to experiment and see if my trusted store that I’ve been buying from for years (a few months for fish as I’ve fairly new) and 10+ years for reptiles. Never had a problem with pests up until a recent hydra breakout, which I suspected was from another source that I bought plants from, I was fishless cycling with I noticed them in the tank. So while that was treated with No planaria successfully, I decided to buy some more plants for a new tank but go ahead and quarantine them for a few weeks, no dip after the initial purchase to determine if the hydra outbreak could have possibly been from my trusted source. They mentioned that they haven’t issues but they keep a great deal of fish in there plant sale tanks, angels and discus in one, some endlers in another, paradise fish etc. so I suspect if they ever get any pests, they are eaten up pretty quickly. They do have some mts and pond snails in there tanks but I personally don’t consider them pests. Any help is appreciated some photos are attached below
 

Attachments

  • 072F8B39-CAFF-4A3F-AD6B-9081E4F342B7.jpeg
    072F8B39-CAFF-4A3F-AD6B-9081E4F342B7.jpeg
    129.2 KB · Views: 15
  • 3734CE93-F7AB-4F04-ACC1-9698FAFF6268.jpeg
    3734CE93-F7AB-4F04-ACC1-9698FAFF6268.jpeg
    119.4 KB · Views: 16
  • A1D21D29-21C9-4025-8BA0-40167ADF7B44.jpeg
    A1D21D29-21C9-4025-8BA0-40167ADF7B44.jpeg
    114.5 KB · Views: 16
  • BF7A5D11-7A8F-484D-BAC7-E702D581A930.jpeg
    BF7A5D11-7A8F-484D-BAC7-E702D581A930.jpeg
    147.3 KB · Views: 18

Feohw

rhabocoela, planaria, detritus worms
None of the above. These are suction feeding worms. They function just like detritus worms in aquariums, so harmless little detritus eaters.
 

Similar Aquarium Threads

Replies
8
Views
72
richiep
  • Question
Replies
2
Views
131
BettaLove2021
Replies
15
Views
543
coralbandit
Replies
3
Views
210
RedOnion
Replies
10
Views
227
Debbie1986

Random Great Thread!

Latest Aquarium Threads

Top Bottom