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Old 05-20-2011, 07:02 PM   #11 
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They can be white, grey, brown, or black, they sound pretty interesting though o.o You can cut one in half and two will grow... o.O
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planarian
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:09 PM   #12 
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It's not planaria. Planaria don't have segments. I have no idea what it is, but I would guess that they're feeding on waste, since it doesn't sound like the tank is too clean. I think water changes are in order, both to help with the finrot and to get rid of these new squiggly friends!
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:10 PM   #13 
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I have seen those worms before, if only I had my bio books back!! It's killing me to remember it!
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:23 PM   #14 
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Ok I've been looking around and there is a slightly chance this is Taenia worm, there are various types of them and one of them can manifest in fishes and water-places,but they are all human parasites, so if I'm right you should be extremely careful because those babies are hardcore.

So even though there's a chance I'm wrong, I would do a 100% water change and bleach clean your tank just to make sure, and give some worm medication to your fish just to make sure.

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Old 05-20-2011, 07:51 PM   #15 
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he did a water change already. cleaned everything with scalding water. :d just the one is left, and it's in a betta cup. xD
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:59 PM   #16 
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kill it, we've got pics.

Get some anti-parasite meds (NOT jungle/tetra Ick Cure) into the fishmed box.
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:18 PM   #17 
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Taenia? As in tapeworms? That seems unlikely...usually by the time you see those they are extremely long and typically whitish with a disgusting scolex (feeding head attachment part)at one of their ends.

Could it be a blackworm? They are segmented...although they are usually more brownish and skinnier.
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:46 AM   #18 
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Ask OFl, she'll knowwww :B
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:56 AM   #19 
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they're gone, except the one. it's STILL living, in the betta cup. .____o we thought it'd be dead by now, but it's not. George is perfectly fine, though.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:16 PM   #20 
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EEeeuuuwwww!!! That thing is GROSS!!
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