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post #1 of 4 Old 08-12-2009, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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small white worms on glass

today i noticed some very small (approx. 1mm long) white worms on the inside of the aquarium glass just below the water surface. they are spread all around the tank. ive attached a photo below.

any ideas as to what they may be or where they come from and how to get rid of them?
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-12-2009, 06:41 AM
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Looks like planaria to me, but its hard to be 100% sure from photos..............If it is planaria, dont worry about your fish, they will be fine...................Stop feeding for 2 or 3 days and it should die off.....Your fish will be fine without food for a few days
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-12-2009, 08:40 AM
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Agree, looks like planaria.
They feed off extra food and poo in the tank.
If there is no food source, they should die off.
Feed less, along with extra gravel cleanings.
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-13-2009, 03:48 AM Thread Starter
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