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 #9696  by Johnny Max
 13 Jan 2021 16:42
I was looking at my tank and noticed what at first glance I though was tiny salt crystals above the water surface.
Well, I put on two pairs of glasses and grabbed a magnifying glass and saw some of them moving. Some squirming and a couple looked like they were crawling. What ever they are, if theY eventually move into the water I will have THOUSANDS of them!
Any idea what they could be? It is brackish water,
Will the shrimp eat them?
Here are a few pictures.
The picture is as clear as I can get them because they are so small.
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They posted rotated, oh well....
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 #9698  by Shrimpin
 14 Jan 2021 03:18
Oh my gosh. The stuff of nightmares!! No idea what organism this is but maybe some type of worm?!? I think I’ve seen these in a batch of shrimp I received but I thought it was the shrimps’ poop and did not dump the water that came with the shrimp into the tank. Thank goodness. Waiting to hear from others to see what the cure is.

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 #9701  by Vorteil
 16 Jan 2021 01:01
Those are not planaria. The typical FW planaria will not live in brackish water. Plus never use any type of medicine whether natural ingredients or not in an opae ula tank. No Planaria is great in the freshwater shrimp tank. I've used it a few time with good results.

For something like this I would do a major water change and wait.