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Old 10-31-2020, 02:53 AM   #1
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Anchor worm? Or something else?

I noticed a couple of my tiger barbs starting to flick themselves on decorations in the tank. I've been keeping a close eye them for the last three days and today I noticed something on the pectoral fins of one of them, they look like white threads. I managed to get a photo and have attached it. Is this an anchor worm?

I've had the barbs for about three weeks now and added two nerite snails a week ago. Could this have come in on the snails or would it take that long to start showing up on the barbs?

At any rate, how do I get rid of whatever it ends up being?
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Old 10-31-2020, 03:39 AM   #2
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Yes. It's easy to treat tho. I use microbe lift with good results. It will kill any inverts or crusteans in the tank tho
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There are other meds that may not harm snails btw
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Thanks for the help!

I found Cyropro by Hikari on amazon and that one says its safe for snails, I will see how that works. If it doesn't I will pull out the snails and try the one you mentioned.
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OK cool, good luck!
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