Well, they are tiny. Not sure if Chicory has even noticed them yet. Egads, do they get bigger?
Having glommed on to the microfauna in Chicory's tank, I looked *really close* at my others last night. Lavatail doesn't count, I removed him from the Tank of Ill Health and he's in a kritter keeper till I get a new tank. Nothing in there has had a *chance* to spawn!
Ghost's tank has some little white dots scooting around. Only saw a few - might those be water fleas? Are those anything to be concerned about?
Oddly, Indigo, whose tank had a nasty algae bloom and is still clearing up from that, didn't have any tiny friends, at least that I could find. Between lots of water changes and the new snail, the algae is disappearing fast.
Chicory is giving me his best "What the Hell" look as he sits in his cup temp adjusting to the critter keeper he's going on holiday in. Figured the best option was the low tech one, so he's coming home with me for the weekend and hopefully his little friends will croak while he is away.
If they are harmles I'd say let your boy snack on them :3 If they ARE harmless, nuke your tank by moving your boy and killing the nematodes with AQ salt, then letting your tank sit in untreated water for a little while :o
They DO look more like the pictures of nematodes, but the treatment was the same: remove their food source and starve them.
I have not actually seen any of them ON chicory, but since there are parasitic kinds, I'll watch for any in his critter keeper and keep it pretty much bare except for a cave and one of my plants from home that is now going on three weeks in QT with no signs of extraneous life.
I would assume if I do see some on him or in poop, epsom salt?
Now with picture. Damn hard to see from most angles. I couldn't get hold of the damn thing with my tweezers, even tho Chicory was being about as co-operative as a fish in 1" of water in a cup can be. He's back in his tank with AQ salt for now. Poor guy, he looks pale today I'm leaving for a week vacation come the 30th, I need to kill this thing FAST. I'm not comfortable leaving the treatment or responsibility of treating by little guys on someone else.