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Okey so I cannot seem to get totally rid of planaria in the turtle tank! It is making me crazy! I have both the swimming kind and the window sucking kind! :krazy: :krazy: :krazy:

A few weeks ago I tore down the entire tank and filters - boiled everything but they are STILL there!!!

Now I decided to just pour some bleach in the tank and run it a few days with high salt solution. I will remove the turtle for a week so that I hopefully starve everything!

Do they respond to prazi? I cannot have them in my tank, it looks SO gross... :cry1 :cry1 :cry1

What is weird is that the other 2 turt tanks do not have this. I think i introduced them to begin in a plant I forgot to sterilize... In a year of this tank running i have never had issues.

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I have never had this Fede(knock on wood),but it does sound gnarlyyikes.gif! And especially for a person w/ a cleaning fetishsaywhat.gifexactly.gifSounds like you might need to nuke them w/ bleachpan.gif! Surely,someone around here has successfully gotten rid of them at some pointbingo.gif I wonder if turning the temp WAY up would help also? Good luck w/ thisgudluksn.gif

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And especially for a person w/ a cleaning fetish

:rofl :rofl :rofl So TRUE! OMG and I think Savannah (the turt) is also a little germophob as today she was scratching her eyes. YUCK that tank was gross! Now she is in a nice rubber tub. :)

I also thought about the heat! Running it one week like at 45C should kill em! Bleach doesn't seem to kill all as I had done that to ALL the tank + deco AND BOILED all the filter media + replaced the sponge! It's becoming a real nightmare!

Thanx Dennis I will take a look. So far I only read that I must starve them. How long does that take? ARGH!

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Swimming. After a water change, it looks like it is snowing

YES!!! IT's SOOOOO GROSS!!!!!!!! :krazy: :krazy: :krazy: :krazy: :krazy:

I also have barebottom and keep the tank clean - I think in my case it is because I feed high protein - so not all is digested and they eat the poop! :doh11:

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interesting problem, i seem to remember that baby fish love to eat the planaria, . Also if the fish and plants can be removed for a while try dumping a bottle (250ml) of H2O2 3% or more in there as disinfect for a few hours as it is wasy to remove later by water change.

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Mikroll-that is a very clever idea.

Right now I have it just running totally empty. Anyone know how many days they take to starve?

They are just so gross!

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Does this stuff ever have a hard exterior? A few months back,a snail made it's way into 1 of my betta tanks on a plant. Round and round the tank he'd go-then 1 day I just don't see him anymore! Now in that 1 tank I see some tiny little things-attached on the inside-but they have hard exteriors. They don't really look like snails,but they are very small. Any ideas?

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Does this stuff ever have a hard exterior? A few months back,a snail made it's way into 1 of my betta tanks on a plant. Round and round the tank he'd go-then 1 day I just don't see him anymore! Now in that 1 tank I see some tiny little things-attached on the inside-but they have hard exteriors. They don't really look like snails,but they are very small. Any ideas?

no idea! but weird.. do you have pics?

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Susan, mine are squishy. The swimming ones are thin white worms - some babies of a few mm and some grandpas of about 1 inch! :o And the sucking glass ones are short but fat - and they crawl around. Yuck...

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Susan, mine are squishy. The swimming ones are thin white worms - some babies of a few mm and some grandpas of about 1 inch! :o And the sucking glass ones are short but fat - and they crawl around. Yuck...

The new horror movie:

Invasion of the Planaria

Now in 3D

:rofl:lol1:P

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