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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-22-2010, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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These tiny worms have taken over the tank :P

There are a bunch of tiny worm things, that chances are are planeria, everywhere, and they're burrowing into my sand and swimming around and stuff :P Where are they all coming from?!?!?! They stick to the sandy bottom, but I see quite a few of them in there. Also, there are these tiny, a lot tinyer than the ones in the sand, worms that look almost like little scratches on my tank walls, and those are everywhere. The only reason I know they're not scratches is because they move occasionaly :P it's soooo gross and I really hope they're not messing with the cycling process....

*sigh* I can't wait until the cycle is complete so I can introduce some quarintined ghost shrimp to eat them all up.
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-22-2010, 08:30 PM
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That sounds SOOOOOO CREEPY!!!!!!! >.< It gives me the shivers! I don't think the shrimp will take care of them because I think they're vegetarian. I really hope I'm wrong though and that they get eaten by the shrimp! >.<

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Looking at them wriggle around is even worse. I HATE bugs and worms and gross slimy wriggly stuff O_o

The ghost shrimp are supposed to be more scavengers and carnivores than algae eaters. I'm just hoping the shrimp and fish will take care of them, and quickly, once my tank is finished!
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Weird!!!

I wonder if they came attached to a plant you bought or something....?


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post #5 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-22-2010, 09:29 PM
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DUDE! Mee too!!!! >.<

Cool! =] I know this sounds horrible but I'd put a fish that's smaller than a betta that you might not care about in there first with the shrimp though... like tetras (sorry tetra lovers They're not my favs) just in case the worms are harmful to living fish. I'd hate for you to lose a betta due to weirdo worms. <=[

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It sounds to me like it's something called planaria. They're harmless but they are usually caused by overfeeding. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong.
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post #7 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-23-2010, 06:36 AM Thread Starter
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Thank's dramaqueen, I had a feeling that's what they were, but it's still so gross! >.< I guess the shrimp I'm using to cycle would be feeding them, but it was frozen for over a year in the back of my freezer before I took it out to defrost it, and all my other ornaments were througly washed before I put them in the tank. It's creeping me out, trying to figure out how they've gotten into my tank.
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post #8 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-23-2010, 08:36 AM
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whoah, that settles it for me, I'm gonna cycle with ammonia! Blah-sorry that is happening to you :[

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