Thread: worm and bug things?!
01-18-2012, 09:33 PM #1
worm and bug things?!
So I have some cherry barbs and a plant in quarentine as they were exposed to tanks with ick in them. The other day I noticed little white things scooting on the glass and sometimes through the tank to which the barbs reply to their presence by eating them. They have a round white body, 2 antennae, and looks like a forked tail. the bigger ones look to have 2 body segments. They are very tiny...millimeter or so I think.
Today I noticed whitish sort of see through little worms just above the water line. they are a few millimeters long but smaller than a centi
Are these cause for concern? I believe they came in on the plant as they were not there before. this is the first use of this tank as a quarentine...any ideas as to what they are? should I leave them and not worry?
01-18-2012, 09:37 PM #2
I think I have the same thing there somewhat long about an inch max very skinny and wriggly. I found them if I stir up the gravel.
01-18-2012, 10:10 PM #3
these worms barely move and are mostly above the water line
01-18-2012, 10:28 PM #4
I'm not sure what they are as I have never had them before.
Is your QT planted? If so, I just wanted to say that Quarantine Tanks should really be bare bottom and have a plastic plant or two in them. The reason being is that you are able to thoroughly clean the contents of the tank after each use and not pass on additional illness to the fish being put in the QT.
Hope you are able to get some help and figure out what these worms are.
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01-18-2012, 10:42 PM #5
there is only one live plant in there and this is only because the system at the store did have some fish with ich so i wanted to also quarentine the plant. I have introduced ich to my main tank with a live plant before, not makin that mistake again. Im pretty sure its the plant that introduced them
01-19-2012, 06:07 AM #6
no one knows? I know I cant be the only one to have had this happen
01-19-2012, 06:58 AM #7
in your description it might be daphnia. but i am not really sure.
i also see a lot of it when i vacuum my gravel on my display. and yea, confuzzled of what are they as well.