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Old 05-10-2013, 09:35 AM   #1 
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How do I get rid of Planaria safely?

I have started doing more frequent wcs and I think it was because I left the waste down there for to long. After I did my wc yesterday tiny worms almost microscopic appeared! How do I get rid of them?
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Let your betta eat them! Tasty treats...

Seriously, though, frequent water changes with a good vacuuming of your gravel. After a few of these, plus your betta's appetite, should get them under control.
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I have sand as a substrate so I suck out the poo and stir the substrate. So frequent water changes and fast him for a couple of days?
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The planaria are teeny, so I wouldn't fast him unless his tummy looks like it's getting fat. Bettas are such piglets, he'd probably eat them if he was full to bursting. But, yea, frequent WCs with a good stirring of the sand should get them under control. A few in the tank is normal and harmless. I see one or two every now and then. It's when they start squiggling up the tank walls en masse that you know you have a problem.
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I just did like a 80% water change. There were lots! I'm going to go buy some stability and prime so they can't eat the ammonia and keep coming out in masses.
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