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  1. Hello! I am newer to plants and have never seen this before .. is it an algae? It seems to primarily be on my Amazon Sword. It’s so strange!
  2. Not on this particular figure! It’s entirely plastic! I popped an arm off for that purpose. Hahaha
  3. @Odd Duck Yes! I’ve heard this also! I haven’t known anyone to actually do it though. I might experiment with it out in a bucket and/or do a little more research.
  4. I’d love to add this little Stormtrooper to my Starwars scape but I’m hesitant! Has anyone had experience with this before? I have done some research and it’s hit or miss. Some say it would be an absolute tragedy and others say in small amounts, it’s hardly noticeable (if at all) in terms of changing water conditions. Thoughts?
  5. @Guppysnail Thank you for the feedback! I really appreciate it! So the celestial pearl danios help keep the copepod population down? I was really shooting for a shrimp only tank but I am kind of obsessed with keeping my tanks crystal clear and clean... the copepods might just be enough to push me to get fish in there. I have been suggested and have seen in different articles that people suggest chili rasboras as well. Would those be a contender to to take care of the problem as well?
  6. @tolstoy21 hahaha ya got me there! Mine don’t seem to care much about the dish yet. They are very young though, and small still so I am hopeful that they will begin to utilize it eventually! I recently found what I am pretty positive are Copepods in my shrimp tank. I know they aren’t harmful but I hate that they are in there. I’ve never dealt with any like planaria, detritus worms, copepods, etc until now. There are only a few copepods that I could see after examining for what my husband claims was “hours.” Haha Shrimp only tanks seem to come with so many different challenges than my other tanks. My immediate reaction was water change but I know shrimp can be sensitive to water changes also so I’ve been doing them sparingly & slowly. Feeling a little defeated but they are so cute!
  7. Thank you @tolstoy21! I appreciate the thorough information!! I really do! I also have fine sponges in my shrimp tank for filtration. I was worried they’d wiggle their way into the holes and I’d squish them during cleaning. What is your favorite food? Also, this may seem like a silly question but do you feel like the shrimp start to go to the dish more as they realize what it is? (Haha I hope that makes sense)
  8. @Streetwisedo you keep a seasoned bucket? Or do you always have it filled? Did you have fish in it at one point? I’d love to know more!
  9. Thank you so much @JettsPapa! I really appreciate!
  10. Thank you @Guppysnail! That is super helpful!! @Casual aquaticsOh man! I guess it didn’t upload. I apologize! I added it again. I did clean it well before putting it in. All of the edges are nice and smooth.. pretty well made actually!
  11. A little over a week ago, I purchased some juvenile blue neocaridina shrimp and I love them but being my first shrimp tank I have a few questions. I’ve never had planaria in my tanks.. atleast that I’ve seen, who knows, maybe my fish have eaten them. I saw one very small planaria in my shrimp tank just days after getting them.. assuming maybe a hitchhiker. I immediately removed it and ordered some panacur-c to treat the tank. I have not seen another planaria since even after really studying it. Should I still treat the tank? Second question, since planaria can occur when overfeeding, I purchased a shrimp feeder dish and tube like in this picture. I really like it & plan to use it in conjunction with feeding small amounts across the tank as I know they love to scavenge around but how long can I leave it in the little dish with a food before removing it? I don’t want to over feed and encourage planaria or other pests and/or foul the water because I know small neo shrimp don’t love big water changes but I also don’t want to underfeed them! 12 very small, juvenile neocaridina shrimp, sand substrate, driftwood, mossball, some floating plants, one medium Indian Almond leaf, and two small, cycled sponge filters.
  12. FreshwaterFacet

    Help!

    I had this same issue @Nick H.! I ordered it from Amazon after finding one small Planaria in my shrimp tank last week. I was told that the No Planaria bags are supposed to come with an actual little measuring spoon. I never heard back from the company what the conversion was so I got Panacur-C because I’ve seen several videos & knew what the conversion would be.
  13. I appreciate the feedback from everyone! Considering the information I’ve gathered here, Id like to plant them in my display display tank considering they will likely do better & won’t have to re-acclimate again! What’s the best route to take? I’ve read some people cut them back, plant the roots, apply root tabs and hope for the best.. others plant the melted plant, gross leaves & all. What have you seen work best?
  14. Could be? I’m a new plant keeper so I don’t have a ton of experience with them. I did do that with my first three plants I had previously in quarantine and I was amazed at how they perked up afterwards.
  15. @Mmiller2001 yes! I knew these plants were root feeders and being a QT tub with no bio nutrients, I like to use root tables. I knew they suggested root tabs in the Co-Op Easy Planters so I did the same thing here.
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