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Old 01-22-2011, 11:36 PM   #1 
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Unhappy parasites or worms in the tank!!!!!!

I feel live dormdrax right now when I say this >.>.... It came in on the anarchis.

They're like almost microscopic little white lines, and the very tip will wiggle. They're floating through the water, and my dad insisted that we don't wash the anarchis from my LFS and this happens. They are WAY too tiny to catch on camera... what are they and are they harmful?

Is it some kind of bug larvae? Because occasionally I'll find some kind of dead flying insect on the surface. Or is it that stuff that grows in plants that fry eat (Can't remember the name!)? Or maybe a REALLY tiny species of planaria that just happens to float? Or something to do with snails? Or something else? Help?
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:04 AM   #2 
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can you tell if they have legs?
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:14 AM   #3 
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No legs. I think now it might be planaria because I had high ammonia for over a month and bacteria never showed up >.> but doesn't planaria usually stay in the substrate? )=> These worm things are free swimming.
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:22 AM   #4 
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In a couple of my tanks I had these tiny little microworm things all over the glass and sometimes floating in the water. Even when I washed out the tank with boiling water, they still came back. Since I don't overfeed, I figured they came in on my live plants, and in the end they proved to be harmless.

In fact, my male betta used to like picking them off the glass and eating them when he had nothing better to do.
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:40 AM   #5 
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my Betta goes directly under his filter into a super powerful currentwhen he's bored. ? He's wierd.

Yeah, I have some on the glass. But MOST of them are swimming /= I don't think Neon notices them. Most of these things are like 1 or less mm long. They're like the size of microbubbles (Just a bit larger). I hope it's the same thing...
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:33 AM   #6 
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i have the same buggers. some swim around in the water, most are on the glass and in the gravel. salmon likes to eat the bigger ones lol... they're harmless. but ugly lol
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*Floats in smirking*

... and YOU all thought I was crazy when I blamed the Anacharis...
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Something came with my anacharis too!!
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:13 PM   #9 
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OMG!!!! Planaria are so freaky looking!!!! Look at those eyes! THE EYES!!! Im so gonna have nightmares tonight!!

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OMG!!!! Planaria are so freaky looking!!!! Look at those eyes! THE EYES!!! Im so gonna have nightmares tonight!!

*cries*
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