Help! I have a plague of leeches in my aquarium.

Many people might panic with such bugs, are not the most desired in an aquarium, right? The truth is that not all leeches or mini leeches are always equal and we should not worry too much.

 Most importantly, how these bugs have come to my aquarium? The most common simple is arriving through the plants, if we had the bright idea of taking some river plants, standing water ... Well needless to contrast the hypothesis, there have left.

 Like all insects, snails or even whether guppies, if lose the balance, and become a plague, problem starts.

 Leeches, tend to parasitize our fish and snails, if they are black and large better go removing them, if they are small like this photo should not worry too much, eventually tend to disappear, but we will not lose them an eye on .

 Sanguijuela de acuario

The truth is that I have yet unidentified species, I would opt for something like Glossiphonia complanata, hope to get lucky and not eat up more than some snail and remove debris.

 Leeches are night bugs, if you shine a flashlight at night and illuminate against our tanks can do with good luck or bad luck, you never know some stuck to the glass just lying around.

 Once we have reached the conclusion that we have these bugs, we can think away, or try to leave the preying.

 An idea that will not work is the snail  Anentome Helena or snail murderer, if caught is easy to snack it, but is not a direct predator, the first thing that will pull our Planorbis red, are the most likes .

 Something that appears effective if a predatory fish type Macropodus opercularis, or fish of paradise, we must also take into account that if these bugs appear in a shrimp farm, we can not put fish that eat the leeches, because first eat our shrimp .

 As a last resort sow exist the possibility of dismantling the entire aquarium, throw gravel and plants and even fish and clean with salfumant, bleach, vinegar, dishwasher ... and reassemble the aquarium.

 For now I'm going to leave them where they are, watching if they happen to attack any fish or shrimp, hopefully well behaved and gradually disappear by themselves.



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