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Old 07-10-2011, 11:08 AM   #1
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I just noticed a hair-like thin white worm in my fish tank. It was maybe an inch long swimming in my tank - very thin white body. One of my Danio Chapre ate it pretty quick. The worm was swimming S like in the tank. Can anyone help? Thanks!

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Old 07-11-2011, 01:19 AM   #2
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This just happened to me too. I'm not sure what it is though but it looks like it could maybe be a parasite or something. Hopefully someone will answer!
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Yes, I am really surprised that more people have not responded. From my research, worms are common in most tanks, but I'd like to get some feedback from members too! I guess it depends on what kind of worms you you have in your tank. I just did a substrate cleaning and 30% water change and didn't see any more worms yet.
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The are ten's of thousands of nematodes and most are harmless, just cut back on feeding and more substrate cleaning.
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Thank you Hukit, you know your stuff. I am glad to know most are harmless! Thank you. I cleaned my substrate, will feed less and do more water changes.
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:37 PM   #7
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Sounds like it's nothing to get too excited about as long as we maintain our tanks.
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