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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 01:49 PM
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yeah, those definitely look like worms. See if you can grab one and look at it under a magnifying glass or super zoomed in with a phone.

It could be that you're seeing just the dead worms? Maybe something is making them die so you're only now seeing them.
Usually if you have a full grown betta or fish in there they make tasty snacks, so you probably wouldn't see a buildup. The babies wouldn't be big enough to eat them or want to.

I mean...it could be snail poop? But I doubt that, it doesn't really float. Definitely looks like worms to me. The ones I have move veerrryy slowly. I don't notice their movement unless I really watch them.

The worms I mentioned tend to show up when there's an excess of food, so since you're feeding the babies so often that could be why you're just now seeing them.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, yes I did look very closely and they are not moving. I thought of snail poop too but since they float, are light in color and tubelike, I ruled those out as well. They almost look like something left over...if that makes any sense. Strangely there are some stuck to the corners upnand down the glass. I just siphoned some more out along with new baby pond snails. When pond snails breed, do they produce any byproduct? Like I mentioned before, it is only in this tank. I have another tankbwith older fry that shares the same plant divided. And there are No snails and not particles.
I have a paper due today and I haven't been able to concentrate! 😩



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yeah, those definitely look like worms. See if you can grab one and look at it under a magnifying glass or super zoomed in with a phone.

It could be that you're seeing just the dead worms? Maybe something is making them die so you're only now seeing them.
Usually if you have a full grown betta or fish in there they make tasty snacks, so you probably wouldn't see a buildup. The babies wouldn't be big enough to eat them or want to.

I mean...it could be snail poop? But I doubt that, it doesn't really float. Definitely looks like worms to me. The ones I have move veerrryy slowly. I don't notice their movement unless I really watch them.

The worms I mentioned tend to show up when there's an excess of food, so since you're feeding the babies so often that could be why you're just now seeing them.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 12:30 AM
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I asked elsewhere:
Might be planaria - it may harm smaller fry but will be eaten by bigger ones. None seems to know exactly what it is.

If not moving at all, it may have died or it may be a cocoon of some sort - thus may pollute your water.

In any case, it would be safer (both for fry and your sanity. Lol) to move fry - if possible.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you for investigating I really appreciate it. I've moved about a hundred more or less so far but not sure how many survive as seeing that it is 100% water change. I will continue to rry to get the rest and being as careful as possible not to transfer any of the particles. But only time will tell if I was successful or not. I added a little Methelyne Blue to their water to cover any fungal issues. But their tank is definitely polluted. I'm getting rid of everything that was in there expect the heater. But nevertheless I continue this arduous task. I even slipped and fell but not major damage....I will post an update later. I usually do in my spawn logs.
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I asked elsewhere:
Might be planaria - it may harm smaller fry but will be eaten by bigger ones. None seems to know exactly what it is.

If not moving at all, it may have died or it may be a cocoon of some sort - thus may pollute your water.

In any case, it would be safer (both for fry and your sanity. Lol) to move fry - if possible.
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