What are these worms in my tank?

senegalrb

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Soo i have a planted bichir tank i use dirt but i baked it twice before using it to get all the parasites out. Then after a few months ive been noticing thread like white worms in my tanks. They swim in a snake like manner, and ive tried looking it up but didnt find anything. Could you guys help to ID this. And if this is a parasite that could potentially harm my fish or me? Thank you!

Heres a gif of the worm.IMG_1196.GIF IMG_1196.GIF IMG_1196.GIF
 

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Hmm. They are wierd. P predatorkeeper87 knows a bit about these things
 
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senegalrb

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Hmm. They are wierd. P predatorkeeper87 knows a bit about these things
Thanks for the quick response. I even got them when i isolated some aquatic plants To grow outdoors. And saw alot of these critters. Hopefully someone knows what these are. Tho my bichir never had any issues. Eats alot normal swimming around. And checked the poo and everythings great.
 

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Thanks for the quick response. I even got them when i isolated some aquatic plants To grow outdoors. And saw alot of these critters. Hopefully someone knows what these are. Tho my bichir never had any issues. Eats alot normal swimming around. And checked the poo and everythings great.
Might be nematode or other worms that are growing from uneaten food and debris
 

predatorkeeper87

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planaria worm. Overfeeding is the cause. completely harmless. reduce feedings, up gravel vacs and they'll gradually disappear.
 
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Detritus worms , planaria worms are flat and round.
YOURE FLAT AND ROUND!
lol yes I suppose you are probably correct but either way are the same in terms of tank health and reasons for being haha.

I've been calling them planaria for so long its locked in my head now haha.
 

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YOURE FLAT AND ROUND!
lol yes I suppose you are probably correct but either way are the same in terms of tank health and reasons for being haha.

I've been calling them planaria for so long its locked in my head now haha.

How did you know? lol But I agree they both are can appear from over feeding, and other sources.
 
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