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Old 09-19-2012, 12:05 AM   #1
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is this normal? white floating worms

Im doing a 70% wc and bunch of these little guys (about millions of them) are flying around....

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Old 09-19-2012, 11:34 AM   #2
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Not sure what they are called, well better yet I don't remember lol. They are common on new tanks and they have never posed a threat to any of my fish.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:43 AM   #3
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They are probably planaria. Overfeeding tends to exacerbate the problem. How much and how often do you feed?
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I feed twice a day and just one pinch every time. I guess that is the cause. After doing the WC this morning seems like they are all gone. (probably on the sand or the filter took them out).

If they do no harm then that is fine.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:59 AM   #5
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Seems to be planaria. Don't feed for two days and make sure you vacuum your gravel.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:30 PM   #6
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Thanks!
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:33 PM   #7
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I get these too. Little white worms up to a quarter of an inch long. Difference is they bunch up into pinkish red wriggling masses and kill my guppy fry. I've seen it happen. So I dont think mine are the same...
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I read online they say that Nematodes are the most common one which i guess the ones in my tank having a fiesta right now.

On the other side, Planaria "feed on dead and/or rotting flesh, as well as excess fish food left in the substrate. They also EAT EGGS AND FRY."
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Wonderful. I have planaria
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