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 #9073  by Pikashel
 18 May 2020 00:03
Hi all, new here and have had my Opae ula for one day so far. I have two nano tanks set up with about 20+ Shrimp in each of them. One is about 3.4 L and the other 1.9L. Im planning to cycle a third 4 L container and move some out of the 1.9L.

The 3.4 L tank I noticed tiny white wriggling larvae. Does anyone have any idea what they are? They’re kinda grossing me out :sick: and I don’t know how to remove them without disturbing the shrimp larvae (looks like I have two!)

Video: https://imgur.com/a/VHAqoqg you can see 2 tiny white larvae wriggling between the sea fan branches.

Here’s photos of my two set ups. The cube tank is the one I noticed white larvae in. Sorry, not sure why the pics are rotated.
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 #9074  by odin
 18 May 2020 20:16
Welcome to the forum! I love the tanks and wanted to know where the cube tank is from?

Don’t worry about those white worm things, they will disappear after a while, I had them in one of my tanks once and it sorted it’s self out eventually!

:smile: :smile:
 #9079  by odin
 18 May 2020 20:59
Just looked for the video I took of mine, here we go:



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 #9081  by odin
 18 May 2020 21:25
Mine hitchhiked in a plant or rock I reckon.


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 #9085  by Opaelover
 19 May 2020 04:37
If these worm population over populated, you can kill them using NO-Planaria powder, safe for the shrimp but remove snails before dosing. Increase aeration after dosing.Image

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 #9086  by Pikashel
 19 May 2020 05:38
Opaelover wrote: 19 May 2020 04:37 If these worm population over populated, you can kill them using NO-Planaria powder, safe for the shrimp but remove snails before dosing. Increase aeration after dosing.Image

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Oh, this is so gross. I only saw about 3 of them and they are even smaller than the shrimp larvae. I thought they disappeared today but then saw 1. Hopefully they die off, but I’ll keep an eye on them. Thanks for letting me know!
 #9226  by edenling
 06 Jul 2020 11:37
Not sure if you guys can see the attached image. My tank is now infested with these white little creatures that wiggles around. Its so tiny to be captured on camera. Do I get rid of them?
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 #9237  by odin
 16 Jul 2020 21:57
Only if they annoy you, are you feeding the tank anything?


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