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Old 04-26-2013, 02:18 PM   #1 
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Weird red worm/parasite on mystery snail??

I recently bought an ivory mystery snail from PetSmart. I put him in the tank and then i noticed this creepy red worm kinda halfway crawling out the side and it just moves up and down, wiggling. IT's totally creeping me out, and I read somewhere that to treat it I should put it in about 80degree water with a dash of salt, so that's what I'm currently doing, but it still seems alive and kickin'.
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Also it was in my 5gal fluval spec tank with 1 betta 2 dwarf frogs and 1 other snail. Will this have affected them?!@$ :'c

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Never seen that before & I'd be overly cautious about treating a snail with salt. Can you use tweezers to remove it gently?
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i search the web about it. Its either a parasite or an earthworm. Gonna try the tweezers! Thanks :)
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Snails and salt don't mix. Snails are very sensitive to the most minute amounts of salt in their environment.
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Yeah that's what I thought, but i still put a pinch of salt in the old tank. Snail seemed ok, but i moved him to an unused hospital tank without salt,hoping that the worm will come out so i can attack it with tweezers!
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