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Old 07-12-2011, 12:07 PM   #1 
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Question Hitchhikers in moss balls...

I bought some moss balls yesterday, and they're currently all in a glass bowl for QT. I was looking at them just now and I noticed something long and brown in amongst the green, so being the curious person that I am, I poked at it, and it disappeared. So I'm guessing I've brought home more than just the moss balls. How do I get rid of these hitchhikers if there really is something there?

I have one other moss ball and I didn't have any problem at all, but I'm wondering if that might be because I dumped it in some new water right away when I got home, and forgot to dechlorinate the water first, so it spent the night in chlorinated water. I'm wondering if that might work again. Then again, there might not have been anything in my older moss ball to begin with.

Anyone know what to do?
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:42 PM   #2 
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I would hope its something cool, however until it is known what is in there... if there is anything in there. I don't know of any specific ways to remove it besides pulling apart the moss ball and grabbing it.
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Old 07-12-2011, 04:24 PM   #3 
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I've heard that sometimes little brown worms come in the moss balls, so I'm wondering if that's what it is.
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:07 AM   #4 
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If they're little brown worms they'll probably get eaten by a betta.
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:52 AM   #5 
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lol... im guess u got a worm hiker.... betta desert
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:34 PM   #6 
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Keep it in the QT, no ferts, etc.. It should die off.
If it doesnt, then you cant kill it anyways.
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:12 PM   #7 
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Eww! I'm definitely not getting moss balls if there are worms in them. Gross!
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Old 07-24-2011, 05:13 PM   #8 
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I haven't seen any since. Maybe it was just my imagination. They're gonna be going into the tanks soon. :)
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