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Old 08-02-2011, 04:59 PM   #1 
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Exclamation White worms in Driftwood

I just recieved my anubias nana pettite covered driftwood from an ebay all the way from taiwan (got a good deal) and put it in a QT tank to find TONS of white worms crawling out of it. I am totally disgusted and not really wanting to ever put this my pristine, fully cycled tank.

I read that it is likely harmless planaria and hydras, but can also be an indication of poor water quality and/or that the wood was not properly cured and now is rotting. Should I therefore just chuck the driftwood? I am not excited about putting a bunch of worms in my tank.

I purchased 10+ plants frm this guy so I am not gonna toss all the plants, but how do I properly treat them to not spread disease? I already did a quick did in very weak bleach solution before placing in isolated declorinated water.
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:39 PM   #2 
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I just recieved my anubias nana pettite covered driftwood from an ebay all the way from taiwan (got a good deal) and put it in a QT tank to find TONS of white worms crawling out of it. I am totally disgusted and not really wanting to ever put this my pristine, fully cycled tank.

I read that it is likely harmless planaria and hydras, but can also be an indication of poor water quality and/or that the wood was not properly cured and now is rotting. Should I therefore just chuck the driftwood? I am not excited about putting a bunch of worms in my tank.

I purchased 10+ plants frm this guy so I am not gonna toss all the plants, but how do I properly treat them to not spread disease? I already did a quick did in very weak bleach solution before placing in isolated declorinated water.

I thimk you should chuck the wood. if your fish ate one of them It could get sick and die.
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:54 PM   #3 
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Yeah I came to the same conclusion... tossing it. Annoying since I paid $27 for it.

Think I can salvage the plants that were tied on it by hydrogen peroxide soak? I think that kills worms and it is safe for plants and kills algae. Anyway I am soaking them.

Don't buy from cnj0321 unless you want worms in your tank. Great deals on anubias, but the petitte isn't even a true pettite.
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:58 PM   #4 
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Do you have pictures? I probably wouldn't chuck it...If it is something like a parasite it will usually die off in QT. if there is nothing else in the tank after a few weeks.I would put it in a quarantine tank or container and do water changes daily. Does the wood look to be rotting?
if youre able able to take the plants off the driftwood..inspect it well for fuzz or mold/soggy spots...If its pretty solid you could probably boil the driftwood... and QT. the plants.

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