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Old 12-28-2010, 06:25 PM   #1 
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Worms in tank

I gave my girlfriend my spare 10gal after she saw my tanks. Tank is clean, fish are happy and swimming around, only for some reason she has these little worms in her tank. I feel like I have seen them before....but I cant remember anything about them. We would like to get rid of them (As you can imagine why I'm posting this) Any ideas on what they are or how to get rid of them?
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:36 PM   #2 
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I think they are planaria.
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:44 PM   #3 
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I agree- a type of planaria maybe.

Maybe this'll help-

http://www3.sympatico.ca/drosera1/fi...s.htm#planaria
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:45 PM   #4 
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Looks like you may have to do a complete cleaning of the tank. I would wash everything with bleach. What fish are in there? any Live plants?
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:20 PM   #5 
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she had an issue with them before, but i did i hardcore cleaning and scrubbing of everything with super hot water around thanksgiving. but it seems as though they are back.

She has no live plants now (she had a moss ball, but i think that was part of the problem) just some decor and a plastic plant or two. as far as fish go, its just a few glowfish and guppies.

I read the little article on them, ill have to try the little trick to get rid of them, but there are just so many now. might have to do it a few times. it doesnt help her mom feeds them every two seconds....

thanks for the help guys
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:31 PM   #6 
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Planaria are usually caused by overfeeding. They are harmless and your fish may eat some of them.
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:05 PM   #7 
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oooohhhh how i HATE these damn worms!!!!

i washed out all my gravel and they returned.
i soaked everything in methelyn blue, they returned.
i dried the gravel in the oven, they returned lol.

ended up boiling my gravel on the stove in a pot and it seemed to have gotten rid of them... for a while, until they returned!!!

and yeah i reduced feeding and increased water changes and it didnt help lol.... they remain in my 5g. forever...
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Eeewww!!!! >.>
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:16 PM   #9 
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I think the fish like eating them. If they aren't harmful I love them!
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Old 12-31-2010, 03:53 AM   #10 
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^^^ yeah they are harmless. they do eat the bigger worms alright. so i guess its just extra protein, but they look so crap -_-
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