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post #1 of 10 Old 01-31-2011, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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Glass Worms

I bought a bag of fresh Daphnia today and added them to my tank (after draining the water). I noticed there are now glass worms swimming around in my tank, they are about 15mm long. Anyone know what they are? Are they ok to be in?
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-31-2011, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Just found this too...

Anyone know what this is?
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post #3 of 10 Old 01-31-2011, 11:14 AM
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First picture looks like a dragonfly nymph.
I'm no expert but i assume they will be a tasty snack for your fish :)


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post #4 of 10 Old 01-31-2011, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Did a quick google on it and it looks like a dragonfly nymph.
Its hiding under the deco at the moment, I hope the fish eat it before it gets too big :D
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post #5 of 10 Old 01-31-2011, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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It is a dragonfly or damselfly?

Just noticed a dead (fully eaten) baby shrimp. Not impressed.
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post #6 of 10 Old 01-31-2011, 12:40 PM
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Fish him out?
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post #7 of 10 Old 01-31-2011, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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I would but I can't find it :(
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post #8 of 10 Old 01-31-2011, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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If I don't find it, will the fish eat it?

If not, how quickly will it grow if left?
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post #9 of 10 Old 01-31-2011, 08:47 PM
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Are the "glass worms" little white flat worms?

They are most likely Planarian. Mostly harmless, although I've heard that they might attack young or weak shrimp. Cutting down on feeding will keep them under control, just like any other aquatic pest.

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post #10 of 10 Old 02-01-2011, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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I believe they are just "Glass Worms", I think they have all been eaten now though.
I still can't find the Dragonfly/Damsefly thing, its hiding good somewhere.
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