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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:35 am Post subject: What the hell is this!?!? Reply with quote

 Hi  all,
 
 I  noticed  these  creepy  crawlers  in  my  28G  hi-tech  hairgrass  tank.
 
 
 
 
 
 They  move  like  cockroaches  and  seem  to  be  multiplying  at  fast  rate.
 
 I  do  weekly  30%  water  change  and  almost  never  let  the  fish  food  be  in  the  tank  for  too  long.
 
 Would  appreciate  if  you  can  help  me  get  rid  of  them...  thinking  of  them  is  making  me  go  YUUUUUKKKK!
 
 PS:  My  tank  is  infested  with  snails  -  but  more  on  this  on  a  separate  theread!
 
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 can  be  pods  i  think  btw  it  wont  harm  anything  in  tank  it  will  go  of  it  own  :)
 
 tell  us  wait  for  experts  reply  also
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 Its  a  seed  shrimp
 they  are  good  cleaners  of  both  plants  and  substrate,  and  as  Yajur  said  they  are  harmless  as  well
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Its  a  seed  shrimp
 they  are  good  cleaners  of  both  plants  and  substrate,  and  as  Yajur  said  they  are  harmless  as  well                

 
 I  dont  think  so  ,  they  had  appeared  in  my  tank  where  I  was  rearing  molly  fry  and  had  lots  of  long  hair  grass.
 
 Also  along  with  them  I  noticed  some  worms  like  ascaris  ,  the  kind  that  infect  small  childrens  tummies  and  come  along  with  feces  .  
 
 I  dont  know  wether  both  the  worms  and  these  creatures  are  related  ,  but  they  do  look  awful  and  unhealthy.  BTW  you  might  not  be  able  to  see  the  worm  form  as  it  is  largely  hidden.
 
 In  order  to  get  rid  of  these  creatures  I  left  a  Ram  and  dwarf  gourami  in  the  tank  after  clearing  the  molly  fry  who  had  a  feast  on  them.
 
 I  feel  they  were  eradicated  due  to  Ramirezi  eating  them  up.  Ibelieve  even  Blue  gourami  or  three  spot  gourami  is  also  good  at  clearing  such  infestaions.
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 I  dont  think  so  ,  they  had  appeared  in  my  tank  where  I  was  rearing  molly  fry  and  had  lots  of  long  hair  grass.
 
 Also  along  with  them  I  noticed  some  worms  like  ascaris  ,  the  kind  that  infect  small  childrens  tummies  and  come  along  with  feces  .  
 
 I  dont  know  wether  both  the  worms  and  these  creatures  are  related  ,  but  they  do  look  awful  and  unhealthy.  BTW  you  might  not  be  able  to  see  the  worm  form  as  it  is  largely  hidden.
 
                 

 
 ok  You  don't  think  so..  but  you  didn't  tell  what  it  did  to  your  tank?
 They  wont  eat  plant  or  harm  the  tank  inmates.
 
 That  worm  you  are  talking  about  is  planaria.  That  can  be  a  cuplrit,  it  will  eat  eggs  or  shrimp  fries.
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 From  the  pic,  its  not  clear  whether  they  are  planaria  or  seed  shrimps.
 
 One  small  thing,  just  check  if  these  things  are  sticking  to  the  glass  or  their  movement  is  through  crawling  or  they  move  swimming.
 
 And  about  getting  rid  of  them,  what  you  have  in  your  tank  as  inhabitants?  Because  my  fishes  take  care  of  them,  in  shrimp  only  tank  they  are  issue!!!!
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 @jack86:   I  have  seen  the  same  thing  in  my  tank  too..  really  worried  if  they  are  harmful  to  the  inhabitants  of  the  tank  Sad
 let  me  know  if  you  find  a  way  to  get  rid  of  them
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 I  dont  think  so  ,  they  had  appeared  in  my  tank  where  I  was  rearing  molly  fry  and  had  lots  of  long  hair  grass.
 
 Also  along  with  them  I  noticed  some  worms  like  ascaris  ,  the  kind  that  infect  small  childrens  tummies  and  come  along  with  feces  .  
 
 I  dont  know  wether  both  the  worms  and  these  creatures  are  related  ,  but  they  do  look  awful  and  unhealthy.  BTW  you  might  not  be  able  to  see  the  worm  form  as  it  is  largely  hidden.
 
                 

 
 ok  You  don't  think  so..  but  you  didn't  tell  what  it  did  to  your  tank?
 They  wont  eat  plant  or  harm  the  tank  inmates.
 
 That  worm  you  are  talking  about  is  planaria.  That  can  be  a  cuplrit,  it  will  eat  eggs  or  shrimp  fries.                

   
 Chill  man   Smile  just  rying  to  help  the  guy  out,  and  the  description  exactly  matches  them  .  Pls  drop  a  single  Razmirezi  and  he  will  definitely  get  busy  gorging  heimself  .  Bleieve  me  it  works.
 
 BTW  planarians  are  flat  if  am  not  wrong  and  not  round  like  ascaris  etc..
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From  the  pic,  its  not  clear  whether  they  are  planaria  or  seed  shrimps.
 
 One  small  thing,  just  check  if  these  things  are  sticking  to  the  glass  or  their  movement  is  through  crawling  or  they  move  swimming.
 
 And  about  getting  rid  of  them,  what  you  have  in  your  tank  as  inhabitants?  Because  my  fishes  take  care  of  them,  in  shrimp  only  tank  they  are  issue!!!!                

 
 They  seem  to  be  crawling  everywhere(they  are  not  slow  -  not  at  all)..never  seen  them  swim.
 
 I  have  cardinals,  2  assasin  snails,  1  black  molly  and  ~  10  molly  fry.
 I  dont  see  any  of  them  going  after  whatever  these  creatures  are  -  planaria  ?  (  Dont  think  so  ),  seed  shrimp?  (Cant  say)  -  maybe  a  hydro  cockroach?  :P
 
 
 
                                                 
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 In  order  to  get  rid  of  these  creatures  I  left  a  Ram  and  dwarf  gourami  in  the  tank  after  clearing  the  molly  fry  who  had  a  feast  on  them.
 
 I  feel  they  were  eradicated  due  to  Ramirezi  eating  them  up.  Ibelieve  even  Blue  gourami  or  three  spot  gourami  is  also  good  at  clearing  such  infestaions.
                 

 
 after  getting  to  know  my  molly/molly  fry  don't  even  see  them  -  you  still  think  introducing  Ramirezi  is  the  solution?
 
 These   hydro  cockroach  seem  to  be  under  the  gravel  most  of  the  time  and  that  is  why  i  think  there  should  be  another  approach  to  eradicate  them...
 
 
 Still  awaiting  a  confirmed  identification  and  a  way  to  get  rid  of  them...
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 They  seem  to  be  crawling  everywhere(they  are  not  slow  -  not  at  all)..never  seen  them  swim.
 
 I  have  cardinals,  2  assasin  snails,  1  black  molly  and  ~  10  molly  fry.
 I  dont  see  any  of  them  going  after  whatever  these  creatures  are  -  planaria  ?  (  Dont  think  so  ),  seed  shrimp?  (Cant  say)  -  maybe  a  hydro  cockroach?  :P
 
 after  getting  to  know  my  molly/molly  fry  don't  even  see  them  -  you  still  think  introducing  Ramirezi  is  the  solution?
 
 These  ¬†hydro  cockroach  seem  to  be  under  the  gravel  most  of  the  time  and  that  is  why  i  think  there  should  be  another  approach  to  eradicate  them...
 
 
 Still  awaiting  a  confirmed  identification  and  a  way  to  get  rid  of  them...                

 
 Drop  a  dwarf  gourami  to  take  care  of  them,  it  will  be  gone  in  some  time  there  are  chemical  treatments  also  like  fenbendazole,  but  its  better  to  take  them  naturally!!!
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 They  are  seed  shrimp.  Had  them  in  my  tank  and  they  didnt  cause  any  problems.  They  just  disappeared  on  their  own  in  a  couple  of  months
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They  are  seed  shrimp.  Had  them  in  my  tank  and  they  didnt  cause  any  problems.  They  just  disappeared  on  their  own  in  a  couple  of  months                

 
 If  the  above  does  not  happen...will  listen  to  :
 
 
                                                 
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 Drop  a  dwarf  gourami  to  take  care  of  them,  it  will  be  gone  in  some  time  there  are  chemical  treatments  also  like  fenbendazole,  but  its  better  to  take  them  naturally!!!
                 

 
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 @Jack  if  u  read  my  first  post  I  had  used  both  ram  as  well  as  dwarf  gourami.  So  i  already  suggested  that  to  u.
 
 BTW  I  found  rams  to  be  more  effective  .  My  tank  had  molly  fry(  In  fact  it  was  meant  for  them  only)  and  they  didnt  do  a  thing  about  them.
 
 I  dont  think  they  will  go  away  on  their  own  ,  use  predators.
 
 The  three  spot  gourami  is  used  to  treat  infestations  of  Hydra  another  aquarium  pest.
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