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Thread: Aquarium Pest?

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    So last week I received my Frogbit from a seller on aquabid. They're currently in my apisto tank inside of a floating breeder box. Just now I noticed smaller white, pen-point sized organisms that look like tiny caterpillars. Can anyone identify them for me? I'd give you pictures but they're literally just barely big enough for me to see. Please reply asap on what they are, if they're safe to leave in the tank, and if not how to be rid of them.

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    is there any chance they are trumpet snails? If they are, you don't want them getting started in your tank as they will multiply like wild fire.
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    Pen-point sized caterpillars? How can you tell if they're like caterpillars? Are they worm like or just dots?
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    They're worm like. They look exactly like tiny, pin point sized, white caterpillars. They're not hydras as the don't have the tentacles, and they're not trumpet snails as they don't have shells.

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    Do baby trumpet snails have shells? I could see them being newly hatched and not grown their shells yet. It sounds like snails being the best answer without a picture.
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    Yes, baby snails do indeed have shells plus these are too small to be snails.

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    Seems to small. Planaria also has a triangle shaped head. This are just like tiny white lines. I will try to get photos, but as I said, they're incredibly hard to see alone.

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    +1 to honey badger 1

    In the past I had planaria in my tank that look like what you are discribing. Sometimes they stay very small in size and you can't see those features that can bee seen on larger ones
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