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07-28-2006, 02:55 AM
a buddy of mine came over with a worm and asked what it was he said it was in his tank it was about 3/4 inch long and red?very thin

02-19-2007, 10:29 PM
Are you certain that it is a worm? My new Red Platy seemed to have long (1/4 inch) reddish-orange thing dangling from her anus for several hours. It has since dropped off and I suctioned it out, but it just looked like an off-colour poop, it did not appear to be alive, either while attached or after it fell off. I have been very worried about it and my other fish during this same time period seemed to produced shorter but similar things - some reddish and some black. They all seem to be fine today, but yesterday I dosed the tank with Melafix and Aquarisol and some salt. I am watching them all closely. All fish are eating and moving around normally and all water parameters seem to be good.

02-19-2007, 10:31 PM
Was it moving? What kind of fish does he keep? I'm fairly certain it's poop. You don't tend to see it as much on small warm water fish, but my 6 inch comets used to lay some real doosers.

02-20-2007, 01:05 AM
is it a planted tank? someone posted on aquatic caterpillars in their tank

02-20-2007, 01:29 AM
but my 6 inch comets used to lay some real doosers.

Well thats a bit akward...

02-20-2007, 02:03 AM
Well thats a bit akward...

yeah, um, im just gonna stand in the corner now. lol:1: :1: :1: :1:

My little boaty friends! 4 of them

02-20-2007, 02:11 AM
Well thats a bit akward...

Hey, it's free fertilizer. I can't complain!

Lady Hobbs
02-20-2007, 10:57 AM
Easy enough to tell a worm from poop. Poop will fall apart and a worm will wiggle. LOL

02-27-2007, 01:53 AM
so was there ever a consensus? Poop or worm? My platy has the same thing (long, thin, red but looks kind of solid) and I thought I saw something similar on a molly a couple of days ago...