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Old 08-22-2017, 11:48 PM   #1
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Help? weird worm

Hi I have a crab tank and I found these little worms wiggling around and hiding in the sand after a water change... what are they and can they hurt my crabs? Click image for larger version

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Old 08-23-2017, 08:45 AM   #2
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I don't know what variety of worm you have but if it's visible to the naked eye it's probably not parasitic, just a gunk eater. I'm sure there are tank medications that will exterminate the worms but with crabs the meds are likely to wipe them out too. Might be best to handle the problem like a snail infestation, starve them out, or introduce a species of fish that will eat them. Good luck.
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The crabs pick thru the sand and eat stuff out of it on the days I don't feed them so you think they'd eat the worms?
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They might, but they sure have dropped the ball so far.
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Hey im new to this and i think its prettt amazing that worms appeared out of no where.the sea life is so fascinating
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Aby, the worms were introduced into the tank by hitching a ride on either food, plants, rocks or even the crabs. Lol.
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Oh :/ .....thanks for the info
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Its still cool though
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Is it the black thing towards the front?

Is this SW or FW?
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