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Postby IndianoAnnie » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:53 pm

i have just knowtices loads of tiny tiny whie what look abit like worms on my tank glass that are moving, too small to tell what they are and i have no idea, help?!
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Re: infestation

Postby IndianoAnnie » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:32 pm

also i have found these small round think taht look kind of like mites, when cleaning my tank out and they are really fast ? any help ?
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Re: infestation

Postby englishmx » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:14 pm

IndianoAnnie wrote:also i have found these small round think taht look kind of like mites, when cleaning my tank out and they are really fast ? any help ?


Sound's like seed shrimp, have a read here.....

http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showthre ... eed-Shrimp
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Re: infestation

Postby IndianoAnnie » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:56 pm

Thanks mike! What about the maggot things? Any ideas how to get rid? :)
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Re: infestation

Postby englishmx » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:11 pm

IndianoAnnie wrote:Thanks mike! What about the maggot things? Any ideas how to get rid? :)


Hi Annie, sounds like Planaria, often due to overfeeding & mucky gravel

Just found this....

Planaria thrive in water that is highly enriched in organics and debris, so some increased housekeeping on your part is a better approach. Individual planarians have a brief life-span. Once the flatworm population is back under control, consider reducing the amount of flake feed
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Re: infestation

Postby Carylnz » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:42 pm

Planaria look like bits of thread, not mites. They are about 1cm long. If it is planaria, it is caused by over feeding. Ease off and do some gravel siphons. They will reduce on their own after that. Planaria are harmless, just unsightly.
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Re: infestation

Postby IndianoAnnie » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:44 pm

Thanks a lot mike I'm goin to do another clean now then. It seems I have both :( any ideas as to how I might have originally got them and how to get rid of the mite things ? Your helps much appreciated
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Re: infestation

Postby Carylnz » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:54 pm

The mites too are probably seasonal and will drop in numbers same as the planaria. Same treatment for both and both harmless.
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Re: infestation

Postby IndianoAnnie » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:00 pm

Okay thanks a lot :)
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