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pappy-fish81
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Worms!
« on: November 24, 2010, 03:19:01 AM »

I notice white tiny worms swimming in my boys tank. I never had this before until I feed them Omega One freeze-dried tubifex worms. Is this just coincidence or is this something serious?  Huh
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Mindemae
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Re: Worms!
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2010, 10:14:25 AM »

I had little red worms swimming in my tank this summer but I think it was a larvae of some kind of flying insect?
Well anyway, I guess you could treat the tank with an antiparsitic if you wanted to.  I use something called Paracide. Smiley
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fantailer
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Re: Worms!
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2010, 11:08:17 AM »

It could be mosquito larva.
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OrandaLover
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Re: Worms!
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2010, 10:29:57 AM »

how many worms are there? how long have they been there? it might be a parasite of some sort, sort of like what Minde suggested
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Hanna
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Re: Worms!
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2010, 04:10:04 PM »

Are those "worms" tiny and white and covering the glass? If so, it is planaria.

I'd clean the glass, siphon the gravel and do a 50% waterchange
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pappy-fish81
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Re: Worms!
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2010, 02:54:15 AM »

The worms were just swimming in the water. When I was doing the water change the other day I managed to siphon most of it.
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OrandaLover
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Re: Worms!
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2010, 10:43:17 AM »

I found some info about what it might be. Like Hanna said, probably planaria, but this link might help!

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pappy-fish81
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Re: Worms!
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2010, 02:44:18 PM »

I think that's what it is! Smiley
Thank you Hanna, and Thank you OrandaLover for the link. Smiley
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April
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Re: Worms!
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2010, 05:59:57 PM »

Interesting information orandalover thank you for the link. I had this problem the last time I had goldfish about 20 years ago and these tiny worms were coming right out the tap! They are harmless for sure but *hurl, they kinda freaked me out  Shocked at the time. Everyone has covered the steps here.
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OrandaLover
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Re: Worms!
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2010, 07:43:26 PM »

glad the link helped, April!

worms right out of the tap? wow
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