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Old 05-03-2013, 12:51 PM   #11
 
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It actually looks a bit like a leech to me.
I've had them before, it's not fun D:


You can tell by the way they move,
planaria glide across the glass, leeches bunch up and pull themselves.
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:17 PM   #12
 
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You had leeches in your tank?

I think I would just curl up and die. I'm terrified/horrified by leeches.
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:38 PM   #13
 
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You had leeches in your tank?

I think I would just curl up and die. I'm terrified/horrified by leeches.
I didnt handle it very well, ended up taking apart the whole tank with gloves and shrieking at everything

I ended up getting them from some plants someone gave me, apparently they were being kept in a pond which i wasnt aware of.
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:42 PM   #14
 
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EWWW! I didn't think about that one! Leeches skeeze me out , too. Reason number 3,495 to QT plants. *BLEGH*
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:29 PM   #15
 
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I couldn't have done it. You're a braver soul than me.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:53 PM   #16
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It actually looks a bit like a leech to me.
I've had them before, it's not fun D:


You can tell by the way they move,
planaria glide across the glass, leeches bunch up and pull themselves.
I've had a leech before. I'm guessing from plants as well. Luckily it was before I added fish. I didn't freak out, just disposed of it (fine I used planting tongs instead of touching it) and wait to make sure there wasn't going to be more before adding fish. Just to play it safe.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:19 PM   #17
 
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yep, creepy crawly..
one time i noticed a tiny little worm swimming through the water. was trying to get a closer look at it: it appeard grey and was little more than half an inch long.
didn't get to look at it more than 10 seconds. one of the fish came along and ate it.
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:29 PM   #18
 
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I've had a leech before. I'm guessing from plants as well. Luckily it was before I added fish. I didn't freak out, just disposed of it (fine I used planting tongs instead of touching it) and wait to make sure there wasn't going to be more before adding fish. Just to play it safe.
Thats what I would have done too, but I had the unfortunate luck to get a pregnant one. Leeches carry their young on their backs so when I touched it to remove it, a bunch of babies fell off so I could never be sure if they were all gone or not
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:05 PM   #19
 
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I've seen Nematode worms in an old tank that I was cleaning up, sounds like what TwoCents was describing. . . Those were kind of cool. . .

I was looking into getting Rabbit Snails right up until I heard that leeches are a fairly commonplace occurrence with them. . . I changed my mind REALLY fast. Just. . . not okay with leeches!!!
*shudder*
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:11 PM   #20
 
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It actually looks a bit like a leech to me.
I've had them before, it's not fun D:


You can tell by the way they move,
planaria glide across the glass, leeches bunch up and pull themselves.
The movement you described for the Leech is exactly how this was moving. I haven't seen another since I took that one out so hopefully it was just that one!
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