4:07 am

January 28, 2014

My son (10 years old with Asperger's, extremely smart!) decided that he wanted a shrimp tank instead of a fish tank for his Christmas present, so his father set about setting up a tank, and did a heck of a job. I am proud to announce the arrival of our first shrimplets, now about 2 weeks old. Also in that tank we have discovered what I initially thought were baby ramshorn, but now with some research have discovered that they are Mini Ramshorn snails (planorbis arnoldi). I believe the largest just laid a group of eggs, about eight or so, so I will update if they hatch.

On a quick note, does anyone know if an anti-planaria treatment would harm the snails (I also have gold flecked trumpet snails in there, but am not particularly worried about those as I can restock if something happens)? I'm thinking of taking out the bigger, and smaller one if I can find it, just to be on the safe side, but it would be nice if someone here knew.

Thanks! Pictures of the shrimplets and ramshorns are to follow.

1:22 pm

July 17, 2011

4:19 pm

March 15, 2009

4:23 pm

July 17, 2011

plaamoo said

I used flubendazole to wipe out pond snails in a few of my tanks. I'm surprised it didn't bother yours Tom. Was this is the "bucket"? Maybe dosage? I used 1/4 tsp of 10% powder per 20 gallons of water.

Hah. Erm, I used 1ml per 50 litres of the 10% oral solution. I'm not caffeinated enough to do the maths for a comparison :p

In the Bucket and in a couple of nano tanks also. Normally required 2 doses a few days apart for planaria, one dose for hydra.

6:52 pm

March 15, 2009

"I'm not caffeinated enough to do the maths for a comparison"

According to the conversion chart I found 1 ml = .20 tsp

50l = 13.21 gal

Looks comparable. My guess would be that the organics in your tank 1. absorbed medication, and 2. provided shelter. When I killed off the pond snails in my tanks(or so I thought) they re-appeared a month or so later. I'm guessing that there were a few hidden deep in the substrate that survived.

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