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Thread: Worms

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    Default Worms

    0 Not allowed!
    This may be a redundant question, but I have these white worms in all three of my tropical tanks. I'm not sure if I can get the photos to take, but they are very thin, seem to have slightly larger heads and the largest ones are about 1 cm long. The pics are from a tank I've been running fishless for a couple weeks. I'd had some problems and decided to do a couple complete water changes and keep the filters going until I was sure it was safe. My question is, what are these guys and are they a danger for my fish? I have seen these actually pass thru my swords and platys intact.


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    They are planaria. Harmless but unsightly if your tank is over run with them. Most fish will eat them or at least try. They are usually a symptom of over feeding and if you feed less, they will stay under control and the fish should start eating them.
    People say if you can't say something nice then don't say anything at all... Then they wonder why am I so quiet.
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    A moderator on a fish forum should be able to identify an oscar... Don't you think?

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    Thank you.

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