Ok, So I had to turn off my filter last night and I turned it on just now. AND THERE ARE ARE LITTLE WHITE / CLEAR WORMS EVERYWHERE!!! They're all wiggly and stuff and only one the side with my male betta. I've never seen them before, but they're really gross!!!! What are they and how do I get rid of them??? How on earth did they come to my tank and are they harmful?? Please answer as soon as possible!!
Well, I had something similar happen in my 55 gallon tank and they ended up be planarians I believe. But I'm sure there are more than one species of white wiggly worms :P Is it possible to get a good picture of one?
Oh, it was only last night!! :P I had to introduce my male to the other side of the divided tank, where the filter was. He couldn't swim in the current, so I figured I would let him adjust and in the morning turn on the filter.
Hmm... I think thats what they are. But it's odd because I would swear I don't over feed. Oh well. I did a water change and sucked up as many of the dang little worms as I could. They were really creeping me out!! I guess I will pay more attention during feed times. :/ I guess thats what happens with your first sorority tank!! :D
ps. I just realized I don't have a vacuum!!! YIKES! How to I get one? For today I dragged my syphon along the bottom and got all the gunk out. Could I grab one at petco? How much to they cost?
Technically the gravel vacc part is the big suction thingie that connects to the siphon and allows you to stir up your gravel and get gross stuff out of it without actually sucking up the gravel. However, you can get the same thing done by stirring the gravel around before you siphon out water during water changes :)