:iagree:I could be way off here but from what I've read, planaria are carnivorous flatworms and are most likely feeding on the copepods and/or daphnia which are filter feeders that feed on water borne algae. As to where they possibly came from, no clue. I might try to blackout for a couple days ( or some Seachem Excel or API Algaefix) to cure the root problem. No algae, no copepods, no copepods, no planaria...
I don't think either are necessarily indicators of poor water quality, but removing all the debris can't hurt. Good luck! (It does get easy once stable btw, hang in there).
I dont know, could I add shrimp? I use excel, and do plan on eventually dosing other ferts (pmdd).:iagree:
Can you add a filter feeding shrimp to your stock without risk of it being eaten?
Copper can harm inverts. Some say any will. Others dose with Excel and claim no ill effects (I think it's .0001 PPM). A wood shrimp might be the best option. http://www.azgardens.com/shrimpfactory.php, info here, but based on some reviews I've read you probably would want to find them elsewhere.I dont know, could I add shrimp? I use excel, and do plan on eventually dosing other ferts (pmdd).
I would love to have shrimp, so would my daughter.... but I'd like to know they aren't going to die.
I dont think my betta would eat the shrimp would he? how small are they?