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HiGhTiMeZ
12-17-2006, 9:33 PM
hi guys ive a problem on my p tank.
i have this small white worms that looks like mini maggots crawling all over my glass tank :(

1.) what are there?
2.) what cause this? overfeeding?
3.) will this affect my P's health? they seem fine atm
4.) how to get rid of this? theyre not really pleasant to look at.

thanks guys. appreciate ur help.

Euge
12-17-2006, 9:35 PM
they're called planaria. Harmless, increase water changes, vacuum gravel, cut down on feedings and they'll be gone faster than they arrived. Don't worry

RadleyMiller
12-17-2006, 9:54 PM
Don't worry about them, just keep up on maintainence. They will get sucked into the fiter or eaten by the fish or removed by water changes. Not a big deal.

FishSkins
12-17-2006, 9:56 PM
they're called planaria. Harmless, increase water changes, vacuum gravel, cut down on feedings and they'll be gone faster than they arrived. Don't worry

raise temp a bit as well:naughty:

HiGhTiMeZ
12-17-2006, 10:54 PM
hmmmmmm.. ok i just did 50% wc... scrubbed the glass... turned up the heater on 32degrees. i can still see alot of them tho. damn theyre gross lol! i dont think it will be eaten by my p's coz its so small so its all up to me then. thanks for the quick help guys.

cichlaguapote
12-18-2006, 12:39 AM
You know oddly I have alot of tanks that I overfeed on but never had a problem with these guys until I used pool filter sand in a tank.

REDKID!!!
12-18-2006, 1:42 AM
:confused: i think i had that.... i though it had to to with the nitrate bein to high

Euge
12-18-2006, 3:31 AM
your nitrates being too high may be a warning that these nasty little fellas might be coming. High nitrates could be due to some left over food in the tank some where which is when the planaria start popping up

Steve_89
12-18-2006, 3:59 AM
Nothing to worry about.

Mine always disappear in a few days.

mssassysan2000
12-18-2006, 5:57 AM
Goodluck i never had that problem it doesn't sound to critical.

HiGhTiMeZ
12-18-2006, 7:12 AM
Goodluck i never had that problem it doesn't sound to critical.

thanks! from the sound of the mfk replies... it does not look critical. its just not very pleasant to look at.