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doesnt' look like a planaria to me. The fish in the pic who is looking at the worm is a sparkling gourami for size comparison. It's probably close to 1/2 - 5/8 inch long. It kinda just sat there for a while, then when I came back to check on it, it was gone.
 

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I've had the same thing for a year or so. They must have smuggled in on some plants. I researched them awhile back trying to figure out what they were and came to the conclusion they are a type of leech that likes to stick onto snails and possibly other invertebrates. Every time i see one i pluck them out, but still, i know they are still around in one of my tanks.

Of course though, i could be wrong about them being a leech
 

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I have found two of these in one of my NPT. I thought maybe they came in the soil I bought, because it is planted with the trimmings from another tank. I've never seen them in the other tank.
 

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I've got the same thing...what they heck are they? I found one attached to my Amano Shrimp the other day.

I scooped out the affected shrimp and touched the attached leech with a toothpick and it let go. Dropping the shrimp back into the aquarium and threw out the leech/worm.

I still see them once in a while and catch and throw them away.
 

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Looks like fish bait too me. Bet the walleye would love them little critters. LOL :biggrin:
 

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Looks like fish bait too me. Bet the walleye would love them little critters. LOL :biggrin:
bait? I wish, I took all my shrimps out and put a Kerbensis in there. The fish was trying to eat it than spit it out right a way. Looks like it is relly bad in taste as the fish run away from it ASAP. I end up using alot of salt to kill it... so it does everythign else in it(plants).
 
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