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how do I remove/get rid of planaria?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Equipment & Decor' started by Leslie, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    How can I remove planaria?
    does anyone know how to get rid of them. i am getting some plants and they have them in there tank and i really dont want them in mine. any ideas? [nemo]
     
  2. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Re: planaria

    You mean the planaria is in the store tank ?
     
  3. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    Re: planaria

    no. they are coming from someone online :D
     
  4. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Re: planaria

    If they're on the plant you really can't avoid it. You cannot dip the entire plant in a bleach solution.
     
  5. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    Re: planaria

    are you serious? :mad:
     
  6. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    That's what I've read. :confused:
     
  7. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    Re: planaria

    is there anyway to get rid of them?
     
  8. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Re: How can I remove planaria

    Strip the tank and boil everything. That doesn't solve the problem if they stay on plants though.
     
  9. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    Re: How can I remove planaria

    i just read this.

    You use a 250ml mineral water bottle, cut into 1/3 (mouth part) and 2/3. Join the 2 parts up in that manner.
    There should not has gap in-between the 2 parts, so planeria will crawl in from the mouth of the bottle and get to the bottle where the bait is.

    And when u remove the bottle, planeria will stay inside the bottle. i am going to try this.
     
  10. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Re: How can I remove planaria

    Good luck with that. You'll likely never catch them all.
     
  11. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    Re: How can I remove planaria

    damn it!!
     
  12. MOD_Dawn

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    Re: How can I remove planaria

    I found this among my sleepless hours....might wanna take a read:
    *NEW PLANT DIPS:

    It is always a good idea to dip your plants prior to addition to your aquarium to prevent addition of strains of algae, disease, and unwanted snails.

    • Flourish Excel which contains aldehydes can be used in a 20 minute dip at 20 ml. per 40 L (10 gallons). This is effective for algae, many diseases and somewhat for snails.
    • Bleach used in a 20 parts water to 1 part bleach for 2-3 minutes for delicate plants and 4-5 minutes for broad leaf plants; followed by a quick dip in sodium Thiosulfate or other de-chlorinator/ water mixture.
    • Potassium Permanganate in a solution of water and enough Potassium Permanganate to turn you water pink for 20 minutes is also effective for many algae, diseases and usually snails.
     
  13. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    Re: How can I remove planaria

    do u think if i put some fish food in a plastic cup and put the plants in them they might come out?
     
  14. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Re: How can I remove planaria

    Again, I highly doubt you will catch them all.
     
  15. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    Re: How can I remove planaria

    Well (bad word here)! they said the plants are small. would i be adle to see them on the plants??
     
  16. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:28 pm
    Probably not.
     
  17. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:28 pm
    will they hurt my fish? will any fish eat them?
     
  18. Anthony

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    Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:29 pm
    Nope, they're typically harmless. Maybe if they can see them they'll eat them.
     
  19. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:32 pm
    ok. and you ruin everything mister anthony. :( j/k well maybe i will get lucky and see them get eat. can they reproduce?
     
  20. Anthony

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    Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:42 pm
    Yep, they sure can. :)