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    Leach?

    Discovered this cute little guy in our 10-gallon today and I think he is a leech because he appears to have a suction cup he uses to hold on to things with on both ends and is quite fast moving. 20180416_080509.jpg20180416_080504.jpg20180416_080427.jpgIf anybody knows for sure I would appreciate your input.

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    yikes! no clue here, but that is why precaution should always been taken when getting new wood, plants, etc.
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    The mad scientist in me always wanted a culture of leaches.

    Not sure how to pitch it to my wife when she inevitably were to discover such a culture.

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    Could be planaria, if its moving fast.

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    Lol. Judging by Jasmine reaction to it that might get one shot.

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    It was definitely fast and is definitely dead.

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    Finally got some more time to do some research on it and it appears to be a freshwater leech. It did not have the diamond shaped head of the planaria, but it did seem to have a suction cup on each end that it would grab ahold with.

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    now to figure out how it go in there...
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    Word of caution to anyone buying shrimp from Age of Aquariums. I saw several planeria (good sized ones) in their shrimp tanks on Saturday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swoof View Post
    Word of caution to anyone buying shrimp from Age of Aquariums. I saw several planeria (good sized ones) in their shrimp tanks on Saturday.
    WTH were you doing down at AOA?



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    Ewwwwwww... thats nasty... glad it didn’t attach to you and begin to dine....

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    Quote Originally Posted by John7429 View Post
    WTH were you doing down at AOA?
    Tissue culture hunting. Found some long fin panda corys too.
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    have you ever purchased bloodworm or any worm from someone? sometimes this leech came along with it, lol....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dealend View Post
    have you ever purchased bloodworm or any worm from someone? sometimes this leech came along with it, lol....
    Just the Frozen kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bongox3 View Post
    Ewwwwwww... thats nasty... glad it didnít attach to you and begin to dine....
    Didn't give him a chance to. Use the almighty turkey baster to overcome and suction cup and get him out of the tank in a hurry. I just hope there aren't any more in there with him. I just need to find a volunteer to put their hand in the bottom of tank for 20 or 30 minutes. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Mantis View Post
    Didn't give him a chance to. Use the almighty turkey baster to overcome and suction cup and get him out of the tank in a hurry. I just hope there aren't any more in there with him. I just need to find a volunteer to put their hand in the bottom of tank for 20 or 30 minutes. Lol.

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