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I have a 50 gallon freshwater tank, set up since January. Did my water exchange today and am now seeing 1/2 inch long white, very thin worms all over my tank. Have never had this problem before. Any help or advise would be most appreciated!! :cry:
Hi and welcome,
White worms are probably planaria. They are harmless and can be eaten by the fish. This is the cause of overfeeding or overpopulation.
Pls minimize feeding to once a day. Your fish will live without too much food.
What are your fish? Pls let us know and we can sort it out.:)
I'll move this to the proper section.:wink:
I may be overfeeding :oops:
In my 50 gallon tank I have approximately 30 Black Mollies that are about 3 1/2 months old, 12 swordtails, 1 large plecostomus, 1 cory cat, a striped loach, and a frog. The tank is also filling out nicely with live plants.
I feed them twice a day - occationally others give them a third feeding.
It's best to feed them once a day and do daily water changes of 10%(gravel vacuuming included). Your stocking seems to be near overstocked hence my advice.:wink:
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