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When cleaning the gravel in my 10gl guppy tank, the other day I sucked up hundreds of these teeny little white wiggely things that looked like string at first!
I found some swimming in the water and climbing up the glass also. As I use a turkey baster for the 10gls, these was easily sucked up and disposed off. Are they the result of not cleaning my tank for three days , as I usually clean them every other day and maybe overfeeding the tank? Any and all help is welcome! thanks , Cindy
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Re: What does Planeria worms look like?

Google Planaria and you should find tons of photos. They might be another type of parasite, but I'm not too familiar with anything except planaria. I treated my tank with Fenbendazole (dog dewormer), I bought a box of Panacur C off of Amazon for $8 and dosed 0.5G (1 pack) which has 0.1G of fenbendazole in it as the active ingredient. This was based on threads I've read in the past on this and other forums on how to treat Planaria, which said 0.1 grams of fenbendazole per 10 gallons of tank water. Worked like magic, and my fish even ate some with no ill effects.

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Re: What does Planeria worms look like?

Planarians can lure. A little coarse mesh bag. (eg garlic) A little finely chopped meat. Overnight, it is hung inside. Planarians are nocturnal.
Up early, when it is still dark. A network underneath hold. If a fault they drop immediately.

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Re: What does Planeria worms look like?



They aren't planaira worms. Think they are deitreus worms. I've sucked out a bunch more yesterday morn and then last nite, there wasn't very many last nite. I'm going to have to clean that tank every evening from now on or get a bigger filter! lol Which I want to asap!/No I need to asap!
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Re: What does Planeria worms look like?

Then I would remove the gravel, clean the tank with saltautolinker.com autolinking image. (Or hot water) No poison!
Take them out before some buckets clear backwaters. Thus, the bacteria will get a majority.
The old gravel you can become dry. Later, you can use it again.
At the plant could be a bit, but mostly not.

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Re: What does Planeria worms look like?

Well I've gotten 2-20gal tanks I'm going to put all of my guppys in I have 2-10s and a 5gal full of them! Now I've gotten some plants in the past few weeks and also a bunch of brownish/black dots of algae? Not sure what it is but im going to put the fish in this wknd and maybe the real plants? I'm afraid that it will just transfer over with the plants though? Any thoughts or ideas? Thanks if someone can help
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Re: What does Planeria worms look like?

Might not even be planaria?
There are detris worms which are pretty common and NO trouble compared to planaria(which is a parasite).
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