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Liver Loo

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Ever since i got my 10 Gallon when I clean it I always find little white worms squirming around and I want to know what kind of worms they are.

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It's probably planaria, it's harmless though. I've got some in my tank aswell and the fish eat it sometimes too.

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As Gold Ryu said, it probably is planaria. Its usually a sign that you need to vacuum the gravel more persistantly but they wont harm your fish at all. :)

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Thank you. But x-Lucy-Fish-x they don't pop up and eat the left over food let alone any food that I can see. I don't see them unless I clean the tank and theres at least a thousand of them.

Edited by Liver Loo

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yea, when the left over food falls into the gravel and starts to decompose they eat it there, that probably why you see them in the gravel :)

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oh well I never thought of that.

since fish eat them is it possible that some of the worms have a disease

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Probably not if they were grown in your tank, unless your aquarium seriously looks and smells like a sewer ;) Just feed a little less and do more frequent waterchanges.

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It's probably planaria, it's harmless though. I've got some in my tank aswell and the fish eat it sometimes too.

That's exactly what I told her and she didn't believe me.

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What do you mean by "where"?

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Where did you tell her that they were planaria? Diff thread?

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DOH!!! Thanks Lucy, I didnt know that!!

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