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Plnaria are usually confused with nematodes, I certainly made that mistake! But I also had both so...

I don't know where all this info is coming from, I might have over fed my shrimp when I got them but I have since removed their gravel and stopped feeding them almost altogether (they eat off the glass and live plants) and I also suction out the planaria when I see them. They still multiply. So I am one of the minority whose planaria thrive without the tank being overfed lol
I actually saw a bigger one aside from the tiny ones that I see and I think they're detritus worms, all the pictures I looked up of planaria the things seem to have arrowheads. The big one that I saw was really long and thin. Trying to find out more, it seems like you can't really use any chemicals as they're either dangerous for the shrimp or the snail. I just did a water change and vacuum of the gravel yesterday.
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Here's a pictoral and informative difference page http://www.fish-as-pets.com/2007/11/...t-answers.html

Yea, unfortunately most anti parasite things will kill inverts. Just have to deal with them more holistically. Food baiting: http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...ia-(flat-worms) (**If this is against rules for me to post this here, please remove or report!**)

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since you only have 10~ shrimp, only feed them about twice a week
and remove all food after 3 hours. Or else you'll have a BUNCH of pest, because there is no fish to eat them.

If you plan on breeding the shrimps, make sure u have a prefilter sponge if you are using a HOB filter, or else the baby shrimplets will get sucked in.
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I really truly appreciate all the help, its been amazing! The little shrimp are doing well, you can see them eating off the plants, decor and the algae disc I threw in there. I will only feed twice a week now!

I'm also going to look into that prefilter sponge!
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Next thing you know you'll be getting Thai Mini Crabs and Dwarf Crayfish....and a bigger tank.
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Next thing you know you'll be getting Thai Mini Crabs and Dwarf Crayfish....and a bigger tank.
Oh geez lol! You're probably right too.. do they all get along?

I just have to show you guys one last picture, this is what I saw when I opened everything (I seriously thought he sent nothing LOL):


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Aren't you glad we warned you they might be really, really pale?
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Oh geez lol! You're probably right too.. do they all get along?
I'll let you know. The Thai Mini Crabs and Dwarf Crayfish arrive Friday.
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Aren't you glad we warned you they might be really, really pale?
That I am, they were too tiny to see half of them too! I had to wait until I got them all in the tank to really see them. They are some really dark red shrimp! It's funny because the ghost shrimp are flying around the tank and these guys are just chilling, eating off the plants and decor lol.
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Awe yay! Glad the shrimp made it. I've heard babies are shipped because they generally ship better. idk for sure of course but either way! Glad you knew they'd be clear.
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