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jiggityboom 11-30-2008 06:52 PM

small squiggly worm like creatures
 
hi i have a twenty five gallon tank with two oscars in it. i just recently noticed a bunch of small squiggly looking wormlike creatures in my tank. they are extremely small but there is alot of them. how do i get rid of them and what could they be?

Oldman47 11-30-2008 07:00 PM

Try looking up planaria with a search engine. They are one of the most common little white squiggly things in a freshwater aquarium.

andulrich4all 11-30-2008 09:18 PM

My cousin has a tank and he had these small worms he found in his tank, they were no longer than an inch, and they ended up being lady bugs.

onefish2fish 12-01-2008 01:02 AM

mosquito?

iamntbatman 12-01-2008 01:39 AM

Depending on where you live it may be well past mosquito season, so planaria would be my guess.

andulrich4all 12-01-2008 11:45 AM

What color are they? I just noticed a small red one of my live plants. Its squirms like non-stop.

Lupin 12-01-2008 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by andulrich4all (Post 155310)
What color are they? I just noticed a small red one of my live plants. Its squirms like non-stop.

Yours is detritus worm or annelid. Restrict feeding and do more water changes.

andulrich4all 12-01-2008 09:41 PM

I looked up the detritus worm and annelid, I did not find a pictures of what the worm in my tank looks like. It is very small, maybe 2cm? It is red and it squirms non-stop. It is on piece of eel grass I have in my tank and has been in the same spot since I have noticed it last night.

Can this harm anything? Will it go away?

daisycutter 12-01-2008 09:52 PM

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planaria id say there the most common "uninvited guest" in aqariums they move quite fast and can look like worms

andulrich4all 12-01-2008 10:08 PM

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I took a pic, hard to get a clear one, this is the best I could get.


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