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Old 07-18-2018, 08:02 PM   #1
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My brothers tank has parasites and Iím worried they will spread to mine

My brothers tank has white worms in it and we use the same cleaning tube do you think they can spread threw it and are they harmful? His fish look pretty healthy and his female is laying eggs. Click image for larger version

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Old 07-18-2018, 08:24 PM   #2
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My brothers tank has white worms in it and we use the same cleaning tube do you think they can spread threw it and are they harmful? His fish look pretty healthy and his female is laying eggs. Attachment 309692Attachment 309693Attachment 309694

are they free floating and wiggling back and forth in a S shape? are they climbing up the glass and have a V shaped head? sorry i cant tell in the picture. it looks like they are free floating but want to make sure.
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My brothers tank has parasites and Iím worried they will spread to mine

He said they were on his tank cover but I never got to look at them cause he washed them off. And they arenít moving they just sit there
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I can't be 100% from those pics but they look like detritus worms*to me. They happen in most freshwater tanks that are overfed and dirty. They are harmless and there because the food in there. I'd just recommend cleaning the tank really well and vacuuming the bottom. Also reduce feeding to just what the fish can eat. The population will drop quickly to something far less alarming. You may also see a flatworm or two in there. Back in I was first keeping tanks as a kid this happened to me and I panicked. Bleached the whole take fish and all. Now I know how silly I was and why it happened.
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Okay thank you. I donít really care as long as they are harmless because they are in my brothers tank. I just wanted to make sure they wouldnít spread to mine and kill all the fish because I use the same cleaning tube.
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Okay thank you. I donít really care as long as they are harmless because they are in my brothers tank. I just wanted to make sure they wouldnít spread to mine and kill all the fish because I use the same cleaning tube.


I wouldnít worry about it.
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