It wasn't too long ago that I found things that looked like miniature "potato bugs" , now the night before last I saw these tiny worm-like creatures eating or attempting to eat the food I put out for my shrimp.
The best description that I can give is the the "worm" is about the thickness of a piece of thread,or maybe just a hair thicker, black or dark brown in color, and they move like a "slinky" toy from years ago!
I do regular water changes ,check water parameters 3x weekly and try to not overfeed the shrimp. The food I usually use is Hikari Shrimp Cuisine and the amount I use is a small pinch or roughly 1/2 the size of my fingernail on my little finger. This is for about 50-60 + shrimp of various sizes about every three days.
How do these "worms" get into a tank anyway? My tank is inside 100% of the time and its kept covered unless I'm doing maintainance.
More importantly, should I get rid of them and if I should have to do that, what can be used that DOES NOT kill shrimp or plants?
If chemicals should not be used can they be trapped?