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[Killietalk] Re: WhatIsIt
but I want an I.D.
I think platyhelmenthes is a lower order. This guy has a shell
underneath the skin surface and lacks the pigmentation. I will go
with the scavenger but it still doessn't give an ID. Bleach does a
good job to eliminate them - or remove the fish or eggs to different
tanks. This guy could be everywhere and unknown and an unknown as a
competitor to the fish breeder to produce fry. Certainly for my buddy
who put my fish into his infected tank didn't know about this guy.
I wonder how wide spread this varmint is and if anybody else has seen it??
Change as much water as often as you can!
Charles Harrison in St Louis
>Subject: [Killietalk] another WhatIsIt
These guys are about 2 to 3 mm in length. They feel like a garden
slug when pressed against the side of the tank. They consume the
extra Brine shrimp and collect against the areas of the tank wall
where the shrimp collect when not eaten.
It's a little hard to tell from the picture, but they look like some type
of planaria species or similar platyhelmenthes Flat worms). These are
scavengers and they will eat eggs. They normally don't come out until
evening or night. I would suspect that any fluke medicine will also kill
them since flukes are also flat worms.
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