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little wiggly white worms in gravel

Discussion in 'Freshwater Diseases and Health Issues' started by kroxabp, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. kroxabp

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    so as i'm doing my weekly water routine 2day as i was looking close in the tank when i stirred my gravel an outbreak of these tiny white wiggly worms were swimming and wiggling free swimming in the water they are less then an inch long almost hair like i cant get a good pic of them i can only describe>> i googled them and i learned its common and happens quiet a bit a few sources named them as planaria and others as Detritus worms.. i wanted to kno does any 1 here kno exactly what im dealing with and a way to get them out 4 good?


    also: some places said these were natural and pose no harm is this true?
     
  2. kevinfleming21

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    planaria is correct, just means you could prob stand to cut back a little on the food, they are not harmful though
     
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    a good gravel vacuuming will help.
     

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