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Old 09-18-2013, 05:18 PM   #1 
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Tiny white worms in spawning tank

Is this normal....there are tiny white worms in my spawning tank on the glass. They're like 1/4 of an inch long.
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:21 PM   #2 
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I get them too. All sorts of things grow in my spawn tank. O.o
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:27 PM   #3 
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I also saw a tiny itty bitty white thing jumping around on the java moss. Pretty neat. I've never looked that close in my sorority lol.

Just wanted to make sure I didn't have to worry about my fry with them. Thanks.
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Probably detritus worms.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:55 PM   #5 
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What would those be from? Just from the live plants? Or fish poop?
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I'm not really sure where they come from but they normally just live down in the gravel. If they're appearing on the glass they're usually looking for oxygen due to a population explosion.

This can be caused by over-feeding or under-cleaning or low oxygen levels in the tank. They're not a threat at all to fish.
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Considering there was never any food in the tank, and it was brand new water, I'll assume it was low oxygen haha. They seem to be gone/dead now though.
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These worms don't cause a problem and are not harmful to your fish. It just means that you have an excess of food available. So you might be feeding you fry a little too much, once you cut back the food a bit and do a water change, these things are gone :)
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This was actually BEFORE my fry were even born. The male and female were in the tank, with no food at all.
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ooh did you have any live plants? it could be from decaying live plants. If not, then I'm not sure.
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