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Old 04-15-2007, 09:16 AM   #1
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HEEEELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i really need help this morning when i woke up there were worm like things in my aquarium. i found one fish dead and the others were breathing heavy. so i dida 80 % water change and put up the tempurture and im getting pariste killer from the lfs is there anything else i should do. plz help.
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First thing that comes to mind when I think of "worm things" would be nematoads. I don't know much at all about them though.
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Old 04-15-2007, 09:49 AM   #3
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water change was a good start and i would do 25% water changes for the next couple days .
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k thx. ill be getting the medicine soon.
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Old 04-15-2007, 01:46 PM   #5
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Make sure you need it before you use it. I'm personally against medicating unless it's absolutely necessary - both my fish and myself. If you can get a pic of the "worms" we can help you ID them and see what, if anything, needs to be done.

The 25% water changes can't hurt and can only help things.

You said you upped your temperature, I don't know that that's going to be beneficial in this case. Either way, I hope you did it slowly - no more than 1-1.5 degrees per 12 hours.
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I agree, don't use the medications until you are postiive it is a parasite. It might be planaria or nematodes. These are harmless and a sign of overfeeding. What size tank and what inhabitants? How often and how much are you feeding? What are your water parameters? How long has the tank been set up?
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well right now there is no worms in sight i only lost my 2 glowlite tetras ill update tomorrow.
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