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Worm or Parasite?
Hi all, found this worm in the substrate tonight while cleaning out snails.
Can anyone identify it? Just wanted to make sure its not a parasite or something, I have never seen one in the tank before.
-38 Gallon fresh water.
-Regular water changes for nitrates.
I just started reading about worms and parasites in tanks due to researching dwarf puffers - Do you have a bunch of them? I'm not an expert - I had no idea that this was possible until reading up this past week. *shudder*
Look up detritus worms
Aquarium, Pond Fish Parasites; Trematodes, Flatworms, Nematodes, Detritus, Anchor Worms
Nematodes are the ones that look similar but are usually inside the fish. I'm not sure how often they are free-swimming.
Wish I could be more help!
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