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Old 07-15-2011, 12:37 AM   #1 
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Question Small, white wormies

So I have wormies in my tank, sigh.

I dont think theyre harmful (at all), but would be curious to know what they are.

Theyre:
Very small, less than a mm, really.
White in tank, brownish white when removed and put on a white surface
Apparently harmless
Edible, as per my fish eating them when seen
Nimble, they swim in a jerking motion
Swim free but usually on the glass
There are more when the gravel/plants are disturbed
Thinner than a hair

I dont think theyre nematodes or anything... Im looking for another kind of worm I found the name of a while ago, I cant remember..

Latley, after a big plant die-off courtesy of my mother (who let the tank, fish and all, get above 100-110'F :/ ), I have more mulm and cruds in the tank than ever before.

Ive been upping my siphonings, but I cant do a huge one because I dont want to upset my cycle, though would do it if need be.


My tank is 5 gallons, divided for the moment, cycled, filtered (though severely plugged up/baffled) and heavily planted in a gravel substrate with root tabs and ferts. I also have a snail, who is looking a little under the weather. :C

Any ideas?

Cant see eyes, legs, anything. Just small little wormies.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:44 AM   #2 
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mm... planaria? since you did mention a giant plant extinction in your tank..
up the water changes, and it should be okay....
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:37 AM   #3 
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100% not planaria, too small to see faces, tri-shaped head, eyes, etc...
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:22 AM   #4 
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Could they be Detritus worms? I always have worms crawling around in my wild betta tanks because of all the mulm and organic waste that builds up. My fish aren't bothered, and I leave them in for my fry to munch on.
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:32 PM   #5 
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I think thats the name...when I get home I'll look them up :)
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:41 PM   #6 
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my brother gets those in with his CT. x: it freaks him out.
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:15 PM   #7 
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ROFL mine are mostly gone, Lelouch ate them all D8

I certainly hope they're not bad for him :C
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Eeuuww!
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