I made a post about this in the past, but I have better pictures now and I'm wondering if someone can help me identify these annoying little things.
I had a 10 gallon tank with 4 African Dwarf Frogs. I noticed some little white worms floating on the surface. I made a post here and I searched all suggestions (detritus worms, Springtails, etc) and none of them really match what mine look like? The detritus worms are close but it looks like they get a lot bigger than what I have.
Fortunately I have better pictures than I had in the past. Here on black background Next to tadpole And a whole bunch
I recently (4 days ago) moved to a 25 gallon long aquarium. I moved all the rocks from the old tank (I rinsed a little but I wanted the bacteria to move to the new tank so I could move everyone over quicker) all plants and about 80% of the old water.
I noticed lately it looks like my worm population was either bigger than I first saw, or growing. I feed my ADF's about 3 times per week. Since I first noticed the worms, I've been sitting and watching to be sure the frogs eat every single bloodworm I put in, and they always do. There is never left over food in the aquarium. I vacuum the rocks about once a month (or more if I see it's dirty).
I've tried scooping the top since that's where they seem to be mostly. (Though now I see them flying through the water from the filter pushing them, and now I see they are on the back and side of the glass) But they seem to still be growing.
While they're a nice food source for my tadpoles (which no, I haven't successfully raised any. :() they're starting to grow in numbers and it's grossing me out. No one seems bothered by them but I'm wondering if anyone knows how to get rid of them, or at least decrease their numbers? I'm sure cleaning everything top to bottom would help but I'm hoping I don't have to go that far.
And most of all, what ARE they? They have never grown bigger than what is shown in the picture.
It was suggested at the fish store to try placing a fish in that may eat them (though they couldn't give me an idea of what fish :/) I really want to try to keep this aquarium a species only tank for my ADF's, but I can go that far if it's not a fish that will bother my frogs at all.
Oh! A last thing. I was thinking of adding live plants in the aquarium (just purchased the right light for it) but will this increase the worm population even more? Or should it be ok?
So sorry for writing a book, I'm just really irritated by them. xP
(The little tadpole in the picture was moved out of his parent's tank into a smaller tank with his siblings. ^-^)
Thank you so much to anyone who can give any information. :)