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Little white worms in aquarium

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There are little white worms in my aquarium. I just checked my water levels and got these levels:

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0
pH: 8.2

The aquarium has 4 live plants, 2 nitrite snails, and one betta fish. There is an algae problem right now that I'm working on and every time I wash out the glass I see these white worms days later.

I change the water once a week, should I up the water changes to twice a week to deal with the worms and algea?
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They are probably planaria. They are harmless and won't harm your fish or anything.

Both planaria and algae can be a sign of overfeeding and/or too much uneaten food and debris build-up in the tank and gravel. I would do a good water change and a gravel cleaning (if you have gravel) and be diligent about removing any uneated food or waste.
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