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Thread: hydra in plant/shrimp tank

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    Default hydra in plant/shrimp tank

    hi there..

    I have a tank dedicated for growing of plants which at a later stage can then be harvested for my other tanks. Also keep shrimp in there to allow them to breed without being eaten by my fish. I use adult shrimp in my tanks to aide in keeping my tanks a little cleaner.

    Last night my partner found many tiny shrimp in there. YAY! .. I had a look this morning and found them also. Sooo cute.

    BUT..

    I also spotted many many small hydra. Half centimetre to 1cm in length. Have lost count how many spotted. So can only imagine how many unspottable. They are all over a hollow log we have in there, the sponge filter, air line hoses, plants...
    DAMMMMNNN...

    Don't know what to do..

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    You can dose no planaria which can kill the hydra. Hopefully someone else can confirm this.

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    Am assuming treatment won't harm plants, shrimp or crayfish?

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    Not usually. You need to aereate more and do water changes to reduce ammonia burden from dead hydra etc.

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