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I have just added 4 RCS to my 40 gal and seen a small infestation of Hydra! WTF? They weren't there yesterday which is why I felt safe buying the shrimp today.


Two of the shrimp are berried and the other 2 are males so I don't want to loose any and I don't want my first ever babies to die. I orderes panacure but it won't be here till the end of the week. What do I do in the meantime!?


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For me reducing feedings will reduce the amount of hydra within the tank over a few weeks as they starve out, after which most of the remainders will be left on the first few inches on the top of the glass where they can be removed manually with a scouring pad after you drain the water a bit. For the ones on my sponge filters I swapped them out with some spare filters which are floating in other tanks and boiled the infested sponges. 

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