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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-23-2020, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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Hi All, I am new to this forum but feel there is wealth of knowledge here. About my tank - 7gallon/ 36L it has only plants only and is 4 weeks old. I have a hang on filter and a heater with a Fluval LED light, plus I have Tropicaís disposable CO2 canisters and every three days I add liquid ferts. Everything was fine with no problems until I help a friend clean their aquarium and decided to take some plants from that tank. Within a few hours of planting the new plants to my aquarium I had LOADS of worms in the tank now (rookie error). I have Panacur dog de-wormer to try dose this tank but not sure if light actually de-activates the Fenbendazole and how long I should be doing this for. Basically the worse thing that can happen i destroy the plants in the tank but would love to avoid this and just get rid of the worms. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Just to add Iím quite sure I donít have planaria worms.

Just to add - I have plant aqua soil in the tank and the worms seem to be in here as well 🤷‍♂️

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-23-2020, 11:58 AM
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Not sure how others deal with things like this, but for me chemicals are always an absolute last resort. With any new tank it takes a lot of time for it to find it's balance. A ton of worms will likely turn into very little or none once fish are added.

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Are you talking about little micro worms on glass or bigger?

A picture would help a lot.
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Thanks guys, I agree it has taken a while to balance the tank and really don’t want to use chemicals if possible. I’m also doing 3 WC a week to try reduce the infestation. In the picture attached there are two worms. One in the top left which is a smallish white squiggle worm and the main one in the middle.
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Its kind of hard to see them but I would guess they are just detrius worms and are normal in most established tanks. Lots of micro fish enjoy the snack. Not worth trying to kill them IMHO.

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I think I will take the advice and just leave them for now. With the issues not being able to buy love stock I will have to live with it for now.
Worm 1 moves through the water like a bit of cotton.
Worm 2 is a bit thicker and moves through the water like mosquito larvae.

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