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White Thread like 1/4" long "worms"?

Ive got some "worms" in a newly setup tank.

Its a 29g, with black moon sand, no fish, temp HOB filter, 55watt pc, about 9 stems of sunset hyrgro & regular hygro. i just noticed them like 4 days ago. been so busy really didnt look to see what it was.

Some of them seem to wiggle and some of them seem to be dead?

Ive searched and searched and have no idea what they are!

Im going to run a diatom filter in the tank as soon as i find out what these buggers are!
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Do you feed the fish with bloodworms?

It might be young bloodworms. The fish should take care of them.
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Its a 29g, with black moon sand, no fish, temp HOB filter, 55watt pc, about 9 stems of sunset hyrgro & regular hygro. i just noticed them like 4 days ago. been so busy really didnt look to see what it was.

Nope. No fish.
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They could be nematodes, fishless tanks are loaded with critters.
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Thats what i figured, the plants arent doing well, so im sure that the plants could be supplying food for them.
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Thats what i figured, the plants arent doing well, so im sure that the plants could be supplying food for them.
I had what I think were a vary small type of planaria. They're totally gone after performing several 30-50% water changes over the last 2 weeks. My green water problem is also clearing as a result.

I, too, have introduced no fish to this setup, only shrimp.

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They are probably planaria. They will have no effect on your plants nor on anything else.

They show up when there is "dirt", like dead plant parts, in the aquarium and disappear when that food is gone.

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They show up when there is "dirt"
Spontaneous generation?

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[QUOTE=Momotaro]Spontaneous generation?

LOL. Like, "If you build it, they will come."
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