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post #21 of 27 Old 04-21-2009, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
ok great. no it does not have fish. thanks.
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post #22 of 27 Old 08-20-2010, 11:51 PM
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I think I had what you had. I don't know what they are called, but are they white and kinda jerk in the water? If so, they come about when there is alot of food waste in your tank. I had to cut back on how much I was feeding my fish. Also, vacuum the gravel very good.
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post #23 of 27 Old 08-28-2010, 01:02 AM
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So I've been trying to get a 10 gallon tank cycled. I just put in some decor and of course that stirred up some debris. When I got finished To much shock I noticed that swimming around and crawling on the glass were lots of tiny white worms about 1 cm long. Is this normal? I read a article and I think it's planaria. Will this hurt the cycle? Should I clean the tank? I really have no clue what to do. There are no fish in it but I would like to put some in soon. If anyone can help me with this, please do! Thanks.

I know this is an old post but did you ever find out what worms you have. I believe I have the same thing.

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post #24 of 27 Old 08-28-2010, 10:24 AM
i say if they are infesting the tank kill them.. kill them all 0.0 but that's just me

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post #25 of 27 Old 09-07-2010, 09:36 PM
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I'm having the same problem in my tank. It doesnt much look like the Planaria it seems to look like sperm if you looked at it under a scope. The head is larger and the tail wiggles like a snake and they swim around the tank. Im forum searching trying to find answers to what I have. Help me too?

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post #26 of 27 Old 09-08-2010, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
No need to worry. Apparently it's a common thing. It is a result of overfeeding. Ive seen many of my fish scarf these things down. Cutback on the amount of food given and vacuum the gravel. As for me, I still get them from time to time. Just not nearly as bad. If the fish don't mind, I don't mind.

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post #27 of 27 Old 09-08-2010, 01:03 PM
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No need to worry. Apparently it's a common thing. It is a result of overfeeding. Ive seen many of my fish scarf these things down. Cutback on the amount of food given and vacuum the gravel. As for me, I still get them from time to time. Just not nearly as bad. If the fish don't mind, I don't mind.
What do you do if you dont have fish? My snails or shrimp wont eat them. Guess I just need to do more WC and vacuum well. (2 downsides of having an invert tank..worms won't be eaten..and pond snails won't stay under control.)

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