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Re: NFC: Re: Re: Re: Planaria
A simple test of this whole debate would be to take a clean bowl, add
planaria and fish and see what happens. No plants, no rocks or cover of
any kind. I suspect that like many other things, species results will
vary. Someone give it a try...might make an interesting article for the
Flier...hint hint hint.
On Thu, 14 Feb 2002, Scott Olson wrote:
> This has been a very interesting thread to follow, especially in light of
> the fact that the apistogramma list to which I subscribe has contained
> anectodal evidence that planaria are shunned by fish. Some posters have
> gone so far as to claim that if planaria touch (slime?) any fish food, the
> fish will not eat the food.
> It looks like the NFC listers' observations are quite the opposite!
> A new live food staple is born?
> I do have to say that I once had a heavy infestation of tiny white (1-2mm)
> worms in a tank that contained a pair of apistogramma Nijsenni and their
> fry. It appeared to me that the fish and 'worms' happily ignored each
> I wonder if these worms were planaria or something else? I did not observe
> the diagnostic triangular head on these things, although they were very
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