Re: NANFA-- planaria
Fri, 24 Mar 2000 12:06:29 EST

I have a pair of 10 gallon aquariums that have become quite heavily populated
with little leech-like organisms that I believe are planaria. They glide
along the glass much as a leech would, they are tan-colored and appear to be
carnivorous. The longest specimen is approximately 1" long. In one of the
aquariums, I have only Dwarf Crayfish (C.shufeldtii) and in the other I have
dwarf crayfish and Least Killifish (H.formosa). In both aquariums, the
planaria have become so numerous as to out compete the dwarf crayfish for
food. The formosa don't eat the planaria, nor do the dwarf crayfish. I have
cleaned the aquariums, including washing the sand, but the planaria
populations bounce right back with a vengenance.

So....I'm wondering what's the best way to rid my aquariums of the planaria.
Any solutions out there? Thanks in advance for any insights & suggestions.

Bruce Scott
Meridian, Idaho

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