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Old 02-26-2013, 07:34 PM   #61
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After some more reading, I think it might be Nematodes. There are dozens of them sliming around in there...

Gonna cut back on feedings for this week and see if it helps.
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Nematodes are characterized by the S shape they make when swimming in the water column.

Planaria like worms also have a name if they don't have the arrowhead. Ravensgate knows the name. I also have these.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:52 PM   #63
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They're so small it's hard to tell what they look like other than "wormy". I noticed a couple of longer (maybe 1") worm-like creatures in the substrate up next to the glass too. They react when I see a shrimp get near them.
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Those are nematodes. If they swim they make an S shape, but they prefer the substrate. I like them a lot as they signify a healthy contained system.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:45 AM   #65
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Those are nematodes. If they swim they make an S shape, but they prefer the substrate. I like them a lot as they signify a healthy contained system.
That's reassuring! :-)

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I've been swamped lately, so I have barely looked at my tanks; however, there were babies everywhere in this tank this week! Still a few berried mommas too, so I think everyone is doing quite well. I've just been topping it off with the tap water at work (dechlorinated, of course) - the frogbit & duckweed are out of control in there. Going to need to RAOK some of it soon. Will try to get pictures and update my journals properly next week sometime.
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:34 AM   #67
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Spent like 2 hours today eradicating every trace if duckweed I could find.... Hope I got it all. That stuff sucks.

While I had the plants out I tried doing a head count. I stopped around 50 (!). Most of them are pretty small still.
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Congrats on the babies! Very glad to hear it
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