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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-01-2011, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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Worms in my Rocks

i looked close at my rocks today and i saw what looked like little worms living in them. Is this normal or is there something im doing wrong someplace? any information would be nice... thanks
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Describe what they look like? Are they waving at you?
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if they're little and white, could be planaria. Somewhat harmless, probably alive because of overfeeding the fish. They can be pesty if you want your fish to breed or anything.

First time I saw one in my tank it was floating and it freaked me out, little bugger was right in front of me. Stopped excessive feeding and they disappeared (at least... they're not big enough I can see them anymore in my tanks).
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Clean filter, clean gravel and feed less if it is planaria

20 gallon planted
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Might be nematodes also. Usually harmless, but it did discourage me from sticking my hands in the tank.

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