05-09-2011, 12:19 PM
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Ok back from work and looked into the parasites, the most likely is planaria worm, had a quick look at a couple of different sites and both have said they are harmful to the system and to my fish, also read that I should do water changes to reduce the high ammonia levels that my tank supposedly has because of the parasites. So now I will also need to test for ammonia and will post the results after I have tested.
Plants: I used to have a large amount of healthy plants in all of my tanks.
90L- I still have an Amazon sword that does very well but no point in posting a pic as I cut it right back when I noticed the planaria problem, I always have to take stems off when i do my weekly water changes as the leaves end up hanging over the side of the tank.
125L- I had plenty in the tank, mainly egeria densa (or a similar elodea), i had up to 3 foot long sections of the plant that i cut up or pulled the new shoots off and replanted at one point I was throwing away about half a bucket full each month and the plants still took up half the tank, will see if I have any old pics. My tank became infested with 2 possibly 3 diseases from 1 fish that i bought; white spot was the main one plus a disease that was causing my fishes skin/scales to peel off and another that was causing gills/mouth and eyes to be inflamed (unless that was the result of one of the other diseases). With such a huge drop in the numbers of fish (about 60-70% in one week) and long duration of medicating the plants were all killed off, my water parameters were all over the place for quite a while too which didn't help. Now i cant seem to get anything to grow again in that tank.
60L turtle tank- the turtles eat them all (apart from duckweed which i have an infestation in another tank so it gets dumped in the tank and they take their time polishing that off).
Sorry about the long post.
Thanks aunt kymmie for pointing me in the right direction.
redchigh- had a small bulldog plec in the tank he died shortly before i noticed the parasites, might not be connected but don't want to take the risk. I will begin cleaning the substrate of any mess and extra food and see how that goes.