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ryan 04-15-2007 09:16 AM

i really need help this morning when i woke up there were worm like things in my aquarium. i found one fish dead :cry: 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. :cry:

black hills tj 04-15-2007 09:20 AM

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.

kickeralpine 04-15-2007 09:49 AM

water change was a good start and i would do 25% water changes for the next couple days .

ryan 04-15-2007 10:20 AM

k thx. ill be getting the medicine soon.

neilanh 04-15-2007 01:46 PM

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.

Zagz 04-15-2007 02:09 PM

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?

ryan 04-15-2007 09:32 PM

well right now there is no worms in sight i only lost my 2 glowlite tetras ill update tomorrow.

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