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angeleyes88_88 08-28-2004 08:52 PM

is this normal
 
i cleaned my tank today and i was looking at it and a little tiny blackish worm thing was crawling up the glass.. what is it? is it good or bad? what do i do? :(

Meredith 08-28-2004 09:58 PM

eesh!! did you take it out?

TankGirl 08-28-2004 10:39 PM

Most of the time you will see wormlike creatures when there is an excess of debris on the bottom related to overfeeding or inadequate gravel vac/water change schedule. They can be introduced in a variety of ways, but most likely this is completely harmless to your fish.

The treatment is to starve it(them) out by reducing feeding, increasing water changes and gravel vacs, and paying close attention to how much food gets consumed at feeding time, so there is little to nothing left over to sink to the bottom.

I think most aquarists at some point or another, me most definitely included, have had worms/nematodes at some time or another. Another notch on your belt, LOL!

glasstapper 08-28-2004 11:27 PM

tg speaks truth some books will identify these creatures, or maybe put a pic up?

angeleyes88_88 08-29-2004 10:56 AM

i looked them up and my worm is all black not brown.. so im going to take it to my fish guy and have him check it out to make sure it isnt something worse :( worms suck

ploughking 08-29-2004 10:58 AM

Don't think so - fish guys at pet stores don't have a clue. you're best off posting a photo here!


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