Planaria in fahaka tank

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Planaria in fahaka tank

Postby mark421 on Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:06 pm

Last night I transferred my fahaka into my well cycled 6x2x2 tank. I have noticed some small white worms in the water. From a google search I think it's Planaria caused by uneaten food. Before I put him in I did a 60% water change and hoovered the gravel. Is this harmfull to him?

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Re: Planaria in fahaka tank

Postby bertie 83 on Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:34 pm

Not harmful directly, I would vac daily for the next few days to get rid of any remaining crud, and keep up the waterchanges. I had a similar experience recently on an overfed tank.
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly
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Re: Planaria in fahaka tank

Postby Pufferpunk on Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:59 pm

How did you cycle the tank, with food?
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: Planaria in fahaka tank

Postby mark421 on Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:05 am

Yh I will keep up the water changes and hoovering. The tank had been stocked for months with predatory fish and plecs.

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Re: Planaria in fahaka tank

Postby bertie 83 on Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:19 am

Did you remove the other fish?
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Re: Planaria in fahaka tank

Postby mark421 on Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:50 pm

Yes! All done!
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Re: Planaria in fahaka tank

Postby RTR on Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:07 am

Planaria and nematodes are normal tank inhabitants, but visible in the water column or on the glass or substrate indictes a high organic load in the water. Do serial, partials with substrate vacuuming equal to several 50 partials.

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