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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!