- - weird thing
|pretzelsz ||02-19-2010 04:28 PM |
So I was looking into my Betta tank and I though I saw a scratch. I looked at it for a minute and IT MOVED!!! It was inching along!!! Like a really thin inch worm but white!!! Is it bad? What is it?
|Austin ||02-19-2010 05:01 PM |
Yes, it is bad if it was on the betta. If it was in the gravel or elsewhere it might be a type of freshwater worm that doesn't harm the fish, but is not a good sign since it means you are over feeding. It's probably a parasite of some sort if it is on the fish, but thats all I know.
|pretzelsz ||02-19-2010 05:06 PM |
it was on the glass(plastic) very teeny but about an inch long
|aunt kymmie ||02-19-2010 05:19 PM |
Did it look like this:
|pretzelsz ||02-19-2010 05:28 PM |
No it is really skinny like a thin scratch on the side of a tank...can't see any features on it. Its white too
|pretzelsz ||02-21-2010 10:01 AM |
also it was right next to a new thing of snail eggs...about four snails in the eggs I could see
|Amphitrite ||02-24-2010 03:52 PM |
Did it look something like this? http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m...6/b0de53e2.jpg
If so, it could be planaria. As far as I'm aware they don't do any harm to fish, and are usually present where overfeeding is present. If that's what it is, cut back on the amount you're feeding and ensure there isn't any left over food at the bottom of the tank.
|aunt kymmie ||02-24-2010 10:45 PM |
Kate, why did your pic of planaria look so different from mine? Mine was tagged as planaria in the article I took it from, maybe mislabeled??
|Amphitrite ||02-25-2010 01:33 AM |
I think to the naked eye it has a more thread like appearance, somebody correct me if I'm wrong though :)
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