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  1. What are these little things???

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello I left for about a week and left my fishie, Casper, in the hands of my neighbor along with care instructions. I came back to a fairly clean tank but little white worm-like things crawling all over the tank glass mainly near the water's surface. I was spooked and siphoned the tank and...
  2. Detritus worms or worse?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey there, I have noticed in V-Tale's tank some strange little friends. They have been more present now that I've got a better sense of what I'm looking at and knowing now it's not plant material from the Camboba. Also with feeding and not over feeding. It is a planted aquarium, plants came...
  3. Anchor worm?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey there! I am kind of a newbie in this world. I have had my Betta for around two months and there is a white thing that has been growing for like a month already in his ventral fin. Do you think this might be an anchor worm or some other parasite? He is right now on a 5 gallon, heated and...
  4. Worm like thing on my betta??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all I got a new betta about 3 days ago and have noticed that there appears to be something either attached to the fin of the betta or the fin has some how knotted together almost. I’ve attached a picture so you can see what I’m talking about. Hoping there’s someone out there that could...
  5. Is it worth keeping live culture for a single betta fish?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi all, My partner and I have a single betta fish and two small apple snails in a 5 gallon tank. Their names are Gandalf (betta), Brownie (brown apple snail), and Gertrude (yellow apple snail). It's well established with a few moss balls and 4 lucky bamboo stalks. I've recently looked into...
  6. Parasite worm thingy?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    As of right now, I can't get any good pictures, my betta is darting around too much, I'll try later:) Today I noticed a brown worm thing hanging between Draco's (clamped) pectoral fins. It looks similar to a bloodworm. Also, I think he has ammonia poisoning, so I did a 100% change today. Here's...
  7. Small worm(s) swimming in tank!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi! I have a 2.5 gallon planted tank with a betta and a nerite snail. This morning, I decided to get new live plants to replace the ones that were in there previously (they were algae magnets, as my tank got over the algae about a month ago). I took all the plants out and let the filter run...
  8. Guppy Help

    Other Fish
    I have determined my 5 guppies have anchor worm. I am not sure how I would treat them and also treat/disinfect the tank. Has anyone had this issue or know how to help treat and disinfect successfully? Info - 10 gallon tank Filtered Aerated Decently - densely covered with fake/live plants. 50%...
  9. Help! Worm!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I cleaned my betta tank today, like i do every week. But this time i added something to the filter to that it wouldn't disturb the water to much. So i sat there for around 20 mins and then went to lunch. When i came back i watched it again and i saw a white worm swimming in the tank. I thought...
  10. He doesn't like bloodworms?

    Betta Fish Care
    So i just got these cubes of frozen bloodworms to feed my male and he did not even touch a single one of them! I've tried dried frozen before and he did eat but why not the frozen ones?
  11. Horsehair worm??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I recently bought some new ghost shrimp for my tank, I happened to stumble across a video of a ghost shrimp with a horsehair worm on youtube. After watching the video I realized that the shrimp in the video looked like it had exactly the same thing I saw in one of my new shrimp.:shock: When I...