DPs and planaria

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DPs and planaria

Post by picotverd » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:14 pm

Hi, new here.
I have a 100 liters tank very heavely planted with 4 DPs, 11 Corydoras nanus and 4 Chlamydogobius eremius with good relationship at the moment.
I give DPs freezed bloodworms and marine fish eggs and alive Daphnia wich they eat without problem.
In the tank there is a Planaria population witch grow or decrease along the time. At this moment there is a small quantitity, at least when lights are open. I have never seen my DPs searching them or attempting to eat them. Has anybody DPs wich predates towards Planaria?

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Re: DPs and planaria

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:15 pm

I don't think so. Planeria is a sure sign of overfeeding/undercleaning.
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Re: DPs and planaria

Post by picotverd » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:16 pm

I know why Planaria appears. Does anybody know why DPs don't attack Planaria, if they don't?

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Re: DPs and planaria

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:34 pm

Have you seen other fish eat them?
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Re: DPs and planaria

Post by eieio » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:14 am

picotverd wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:16 pm
I know why Planaria appears. Does anybody know why DPs don't attack Planaria, if they don't?
maybe they don't taste good
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Re: DPs and planaria

Post by eieio » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:20 am

Seriously picoverd, the key to dealing with this is to change the conditions that are supporting them.
Clean the place up.
Also, your tank is grossly overpopulated.
Thin out the herd.
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Re: DPs and planaria

Post by picotverd » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:26 am

I have not a problem with Planaria and my tank it is not overpopulated. Do you know the size from these fish? About Planaria its presence it is very small and has decreased because I solved some problems with my filtration. If I started this topic is because I am curious about why DPs don't predate them because I have heard that other fish do. So, I don´t own DPs because I want that they eliminate Planaria. So, it is clear now for me that you don´t have the response and, like me, don't know the answer.

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Re: DPs and planaria

Post by picotverd » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:32 am

Pufferpunk wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:34 pm
Have you seen other fish eat them?
No, but I have read: "Josh Davis, President of Live Fish Direct, says that the following fish are known to eat Planaria, although he asserts that almost any fish will eat them: angel fish, fat heads, gambusia, orangethroat darters, redbelly dace, sand shiner, central stoneroller, freshwater blue and pearl gouramis, guppies, goldfish, common blowfish, mollies, tiger barbs, betta fish, pelvicachromis pulcher and paradise fish."

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Re: DPs and planaria

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:10 am

Interesting... Not a clue why the DPs don't eat them.
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Re: DPs and planaria

Post by Bleedingheartmommy » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:16 am

Erich. I gotta stop the fight.

DETRITUS worms are from over feeding. Planaria are thick flatfish red worms and they aren’t naturally found in tanks. I rescue and rehab, have done it since my first fish, and they CAN hurt little fish.

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Re: DPs and planaria

Post by picotverd » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:21 pm

Thanks for explaining what is Planaria, but we already know. And what is naturally found in tanks? A fish that jumps to it?

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Re: DPs and planaria

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:23 pm

Why the sarcasm? Do you think we might have better use of our free time, than to answer questions tinged with negativity?
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: DPs and planaria

Post by picotverd » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:27 pm

I do a water change one a week about 30%, is enough for you? No sarcasm. Just everybody is telling me what I am no asking and what I already know.

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Re: DPs and planaria

Post by picotverd » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:40 pm

My fish are healthy, not overpopulated, I do water changes, I take care from my fish and I just want to know if anybody has seen his DPs predates towards Planaria. If you don't have the answer, please stop giving me advices wich look like I am not taking care to my fish. Thanks.

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C valentini
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DPs
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Re: DPs and planaria

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:46 pm

Most of us do 50% weekly WC. ;)
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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