Welcome to MonsterFishKeepers.com

The members of this forum have come together to share our knowledge and experiences of fish keeping. We want to answer your questions, offer advice and fill the galleries with pictures of the fish we have all grown to love.

We are a unique community of Fish Keepers who seriously take our hobby to extremes and the NEXT level. The majority of our fish collections include RARE & EXOTIC Species of all sizes, BIG FISH with BIG APPETITES and BIG TANKS. It's not easy for most people or other "regular" fish keepers to understand why we maintain this type of collection and spare no expense on this fascinating hobby.

Hopefully, through this site and discussion forums we can encourage the next generation of Monster Fish Keepers to have the same passion and love we have for the hobby and our Monster Fish .

As one of the founding members, I personally invite you to register and join us today. Currently you are viewing this site as our guest which only gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and photo galleries.

Registration is FREE and very easy! When you register, you'll have instant access to....

  • • Post and participate in discussions about your passion for fish keeping
  • • Have your own Photo Gallery and the ability to upload your images
  • • View and comment on the gallery
  • • Participate in MFK contests, promotions, and discounts
  • • Use of private messaging to communicate with other community members

  • We're constantly striving to improve our community to help make your Monster Fish Keeping hobby fulfilling and interesting. Comments are welcome.



    Sign Up

    Turtles and Camallanus Worms

    Discussion in 'Reptiles, Amphibians and Other Exotic Pets' started by LookAFish, Jul 22, 2011.

    1. LookAFish

      LookAFish New Member

      Jul 22, 2011
      Likes Received:
      Trophy Points:
      Are camallanus worms able to infect red-eared slider turtles? What steps should I take to remove them?

      If any of you are wondering why I'm asking, I just moved in with my dad and he had this aquarium that he stopped using recently. Only problem is it's filled with camallanus worms ( we identify it from the last time I came over) piling all over the glass. The aquarium is now bare except for the heater and the sand substrate. I was planning on using the aquarium to grow out a smaller red-eared slider, which 1/3 the size of the older, adult sliders in the pond in the backyard. My dad referenced that the worms have been there for 3 weeks after the lone fish in there has died and are still there. Thanks for any help in advance.
    2. Vicious_Fish

      Vicious_Fish Here fishy fishy fishy...
      Staff Member

      Mar 9, 2007
      Likes Received:
      Trophy Points:
      Special Weapons And Tactics
      South Central...
      No, I don't believe camallanus worms can hurt your turtle. Infecting turtles is not part of their life cycle.

    Share This Page