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Re: worms in substrate
> Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 16:41:04 -0500
> From: "Jamie Johnson" <jjohnson at davisfloyd_com>
> Subject: Re: worms in substrate
> Ng Chee Pang wrote:
> > Hi all, recently I have discovered a few worms in my substrate
> Sounds like you figured it out yourself. Flatworms or planaria.
> ... From what
> I've read and what we've discussed here, they're pretty harmless.
> They have never caused me any problems. Check out the archives
> on the APD and search on 'planaria'. More inquisitive than
Then the archives are in urgent need of updating. Planaria are voracious egg
eaters and aren't always easy to eliminate in planted tanks where you wish
fish to propagate. I have successfully used commercial 37% formaldehyde to
eventually eliminate them, using treatment much like for hydra (who are a
danger to the fish larvae stage).
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