04-23-2007, 10:50 PM
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HELP! Freaky worms and black things in my tank and my mouth!
Ok....so here's my little story...My brother gave me his fresh water fish tank complete with one Oscar and two plecos....I was siphoning the tank and noticed that there are tons of little tiny worm like things swimming in the tank...some are reddish, some are clear....they are about 1/4 inch long (maybe smaller) and very thin...they look like string....and as I looked closer I noticed lots of little tiny black dots (about the sixe of a pin head or smaller) moving around in the water...they are alive! I have no idea what these things are...or how to get rid of them....I am really grossed out because I got some water in my mouth when I started the siphon and I am afraid that I too, have parasites.....I really don't want parasites....seriously....someone help me before I freak out...what do I do about them? What are they? Am I gonna get them? Are my fish going to die?