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post #1 of 22 Old 02-18-2010, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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what the heck is this?

Hey I was looking at my tank one day and saw this white worm in the tank. It looked like a regular worm just white. and when i found it, it was attached to the bottom with about of it buried in the gravel and the other sticking out just waving around. It was about 4 inches long and when i took it out it didnt want anything to do with me and wiggled around like a worm. So what is it?

oh and my power was off about 7 days bc of a snow storm. and that s when i saw it.
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post #2 of 22 Old 02-18-2010, 10:18 PM
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hmmm idk thts really weird though... if its a normal worm how would it have gotten in your tank?

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post #3 of 22 Old 02-19-2010, 06:10 AM Thread Starter
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that is what i like to know......it looks like a regular worm but just white. my tank is in the basement so i dont think it can be a real worm. I just want to know what it is. Can someone help me?
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post #4 of 22 Old 02-19-2010, 09:40 AM
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Is there anything missing or eaten in your tank? If there is a dead fish or something it might be a parasite. If there are chewed plants it might be a worm.

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post #5 of 22 Old 02-19-2010, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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No i dont think so. I mean the power was out for 7 days so there wasnt any filtering system for 7 days. I just want to know what it was. This is the first time someone hasnt figured something out on this forum. I am stumped i just hope someone knows what it was
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post #6 of 22 Old 02-19-2010, 10:01 AM
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take it out of the water see what it does...

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post #7 of 22 Old 02-19-2010, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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I did and that is what the picture is of. It wiggled around like a worm then i killed it! lol
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post #8 of 22 Old 02-19-2010, 10:41 AM
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what kind of fish are in your tank?

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post #9 of 22 Old 02-19-2010, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Gupples, platy and mollies and an alibino shark
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post #10 of 22 Old 02-19-2010, 05:30 PM
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Do you have any brothers or sisters? The reason I ask is that maybe someone threw it in your tank as a practical joke. Just a thought...

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