I've found these nasty things in my shrimp only tank. We do water changes of around 30% every week so I wouldn't have thought the water was that bad. I went to my LFS when I first noticed little white worms in the tank but I was told they were most likely a flatworm scavenger and not to worry too much, there is no medicine for them. 2 days later and I see these nasty things that look like over cooked grains of rice. God, they look like maggots or something but they don't appear to be moving. Help, please! There are tons of them!!!
I don't want to touch them. Chulios, what benefit would come from watching them? I'll do it if there is a reason but would rather just find a way to kill them all. There are so many shrimp in that tank I really don't think I'll be able to get them all out safely without losing a bunch. I could just cry. It was going so well up to this point.
you don't have to touch them, just use a net or cup an scoop some gravel with them in it. After that just pour them in something else and observe. The reason for putting them in something different is to try out some products that might kill them;don't want to do it then good luck taking them all out.
Use a turkey baster or something similar to extract it out of the water without touching it. I have several to use when I want to get rid of left over foods, dead plants, or rare occasion dead shrimp. Also work getting rid of worms in tank, just blow then suck in.
Gives me the chills more than looking at snakes. It reminds me of the first time I saw a worm in my tank... PANIC ATTACK! I think it would be best to start taking them out. Identifying what they are is obviously the priority though.