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Old 09-28-2020, 04:10 PM   #1
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Worms in substrate

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I’ve had my 55 gallon freshwater tank for over 20 years and this is the first time that I’ve gotten worms. I think they’re detritus worms, but I’d like more confirmation from the community. I’ve attached a video.

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Iím definitely no expert, & as far as I know Iíve only had 2 worm experiences. Keeping that in mind, to me that looks more like a leech - how big is it? It looks kinda huge. I donít know what that is, but Iím almost certain detritus worms are only tiny... and are never black. But like I said, Iím no expert so I could be wrong. Either way, the safe bet would be to use a gravel syphon to give your substrate a thorough cleaning. Sorry I couldnít be of more help. Hope all goes well with it
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Now that you mention it, they could be leeches. They have that flat look to them. Iíd say theyíre about 2, maybe 3 inches.

I guess Iíll try to do that gravel vacuum. Thatís how I spotted them the first time. I wonder if they came in with the plants.

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Moved the decorations. Stressed out the pleco and loaches. The loaches were doing an excellent job of hiding in the decorations until they fell on the floor. I really looked hard too before lifting it out of the tank.

Vacuumed the gravel and evicted about a dozen of the leeches. Going to do this several more times, but Iím not sure Iím going to get them all. Is there a chemical method I should do or is that a last resort? The fish donít seem to mind them, but I donít know
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