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    Worm problem here.......

    I have these worms in my substrate as I circled in the picture below. They came out few days ago. They are very small and very thin.

    I never overfeed my fish but shrimps I can't say because food sometimes got into substrate so they won't get it.

    I was told they are planaria, but I don't see 'eyes' on them.

    Can anyone ID them please?

    Thanks.

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    Imo seems to be planaria,.....more daily water changes and less feedings.
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    Although I can't ID this worm, but it's definitely not planaria. Planaria are broader in width than what's in your photo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by seanyuki View Post
    Imo seems to be planaria,.....more daily water changes and less feedings.
    How much water should I change daily? 30%? 50%?
    Thanks.

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    It's not planaria. Planaria is a very distinctive flat worm, you cant really mix it up with many other things. The pictures shaobo posted will come instantly to mind when you see one for real.
    (Also, while keeping a clean substrate (no rotting left overs) helps reduce planaria, it does not eradicate them. Water changes have no effect on planaria out-breaks.)

    I see "worms" similar to this (it's hard to absolutely sure from the photo) in my daphnia cultures, feeding on aufwuchs and algaes. My small fish think they're tasty.
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    Yeah, I have similar thin "wriggling" worms in my daphnia culture as well. They can swim around as opposed to planaria which just crawl around. Not sure what kind of worms they are, but my fish absolutely love eating them.

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    These worms never come out so my tetras won't be able to eat them.

    Now how can I kill them? I just did a 50% water change, spot gravel vacuum.......

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    bump.....bump.....

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    Sorry if this is a stupid comment.

    I don't see any roots from that plant along the glass. In my tank I can clearly see roots along the glass. have you checked to see if these are roots or worms?

    Again sorry, but the picture looks like roots.

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    These ain't roots for sure. I hope they are though.

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