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Little White Worms

11 years 2 months ago #10204 by FishPeople
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I thought they were gone, again. But i spied some today in one of my tanks that didn't have them previously.

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11 years 2 months ago #10169 by rm-slover
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They are so small I don't know that they would show up in a picture. They are about as thick as a strand of hair and seem to vary in length from 1/4in or less to and inch or so. Some of them are larger. I just thought they were **** until i saw them moving.


I have them too!  Only in some of my tanks though.

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11 years 2 months ago #10165 by tmax57
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They arent planaria, planaria look like a minature version of a mud leech.  Nematoda maybe??  Planaria are harmless, scavengers, nematoda worms are parasitic however.  I have kept some small tanks of pond water with protists from a science supply house (in my classroom at schoo), I often get small 1/4 inch worms clear/white that are called aquatic earthworms.  They are not harmul, but really cool looking under a microscope.

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11 years 3 months ago #9813 by FishPeople
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They are so small I don't know that they would show up in a picture. They are about as thick as a strand of hair and seem to vary in length from 1/4in or less to and inch or so. Some of them are larger. I just thought they were poop until i saw them moving.

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11 years 3 months ago #9805 by Bearfan
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Post a pic of these nasties!

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11 years 3 months ago #9803 by shepp
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i have the same problem >:( a few weeks ago some how my tank got over fed while i was outa town and i have been fighting them hard good luck with them....

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11 years 3 months ago #9795 by dragonkeeper
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Scurbbies on sticks are great for cleaning tanks.


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11 years 3 months ago #9794 by FishPeople
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That's what i read. I have done several water changes. I'm sure they were from over feeding in the oscar tank, not sure why the other one. I never know how much to feed the oscar, he either eats like he hasn't ever before or not at all.

I'll try a couple more water changes. They just totally gross me out, i don't want to stick my hands in the tank to clean it.

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11 years 3 months ago #9782 by dragonkeeper
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Sounds like you have planeria (sp) worms. They are not harmful to your fish at all. Chances are you are probably overfeeding.

I would do a massive wc and quit feeding for a few days. Also take a tank scrubber and remove them from the tank glass. As I said they are harmless.


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11 years 3 months ago #9764 by henry3
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try a big water change i beat thety are from porr water qualtiy

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