Need Help Treating New Plants For Planaria

chrisaggie

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I recently got some anubias petite and fissidens moss in the mail. Before putting in the tank I put them in a small bowl to clean them up. Their are quite a few planaria coming off the plants. I have kept those plants separate for now until I can treat. I have some fenbendazole on the way. I know the 'normal' dose is 1 gram/10 gallon of water but I would like to dip just these few plants to treat just them. My questions are 1)what higher dosage can I use to blast them 2)how long/how much time do I need to dip/treat to make sure all planaria/eggs are killed 3)is this pointless and should I just throw the plants out?

Thanks!

Chris
 

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I use a 10:1 water:H2O2 dip and sometimes use a paintbrush with Excel.
Don't know if this would kill eggs? Planaria lay eggs?/ I don't know.
If you cut them in half you just create another I believe.

In the end do you have fish that will eat them?
Planaria would never survive in my Platy farm, they would all be eaten.
 

chrisaggie

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From my quick research online people do talk about planaria eggs, but I am not sure. I don't believe I have fish that eat them. How long do you do the h2o2 dip?
 

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I do about 2-5 minutes on dip.
It releases all critters but I know it does not damage the little blobs of snail eggs.
 

kevinli

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I use a product called "no-planaria" and it works wonders. 2-3 days and it's gone. No harm to shrimp or fish (maybe snails) but definitely not harmful to plants. It may cause a spike to nitrate if you have a lot of planaria but otherwise nothing but slightly cloudy water. It's good because it gets into the Ada soil and gets into filter media as well.
 
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