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Old 12-20-2013, 06:38 PM   #1
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Worms in substrate?

When I was looking at my tank I noticed some thin stringy things in my substrate. At first I thought they were roots from my tiger lotus, but some started to move. R they worms or something? They are REALLY thin, whitish. They're in my substrate. Ii have ecocomplete substrate, might those worms come from that substrate?
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:49 PM   #2
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When I was looking at my tank I noticed some thin stringy things in my substrate. At first I thought they were roots from my tiger lotus, but some started to move. R they worms or something? They are REALLY thin, whitish. They're in my substrate. Ii have ecocomplete substrate, might those worms come from that substrate?
I dont have a FW tank ATM but i remember having some in my 20, any pics? Most worms just airate the substrate.
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:47 PM   #3
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Have you ever fed your fish live food? I find that if I feed my fish live blackworms a decent percentage will manage to make it down into the substrate and start a colony there. It's pretty beneficial, as they not only help aerate but also serve as a continuing live food supplement.
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Look up planaria in google. I have them in my 10g nurseries and snail grow-outs. They are harmless, but if you don't like them, feed less
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Yep. They come from overfeeding. I had some when I was overfeeding. Can't see any now.
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Old 12-21-2013, 02:38 PM   #6
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Planaria are usually shorter and thicker. They also aren't as substrate prone. It sounds to me like either a blackworm that got loose, or detritus worms.
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