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#1 Solitarianknight

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 09:45 PM

SOOOO i have had these worms in my tanks twice now. The first time i saw them was after i moved when i resetup my 29gal a million of these little thread like pink/white worms climbed the tank and actually left the water(there was humidity on the sides) they gathered in mass. NOW it seems their in my 10gal and only on eltons side where theres no current. He builds his cute little nests on the side and it appears the worms wedge themselves between the bubbles. I have just done a water change but my tank params havnt changed except the temp was down for a few days and now its gone back up(then again so was the 29s when i moved) it wasnt down past 78. but now its about 82-83(i carfuly raised it when i noticed it was down). My initial idea was that they reminded me of vinigar eels BUT im figuring thats impossible. I do think they maybe a species of Nero or Naid worms, can anyone fill me in? They move in a wriggly motion and are round with no visible heads (def not planeria) ill get pics tomarrow.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 11:21 PM

Maybe nematodes? Those are pink or white, and more wiggly than planaria.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 05:17 AM

Anything like this? http://www.fishforum...olychaete-worm/

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 02:07 PM

upon closer inspection at the lab today it seems they are either nematodes or detrius worms. They arnt a problem as far as i can see, from what i read there are both parasitic and scavenger nematodes and since these guys havnt gotten anyone sick yet i wanna say they were the scavenger kind BUT they look a bit more like the detrius. Bottom line is i did a big water change and they shouldnt be a problem. Soon enough when we find the camera for our big microscope ill take some microshots.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:59 PM

took a look at my gravel vac waste today under a bimicroscope and Jeez theres a ton of living organisims in there. Little flea like things, big fat worms, weird cucumber like worms, spores, baby planeria and noid worms. GEEZ. even some unidable tiny black spots that i could barley see that zipped around in the pertri dish. I used a oil emersion lense.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 01:29 AM

This makes me wish I was in a science that requires the use of microscopes! I wanna see what's in my gravel, it sounds like fun! Have you ID'ed any of the buggers living in yours yet?

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 03:28 AM

not yet, theres just too much.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 03:26 PM

Aw. I hope you make a post of it when you do, I think it would be really interesting!

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 03:47 PM

well there are def some rotifers in there and Tardigrades for the most part.




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