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Weird worm under gravel

Discussion in 'Tropical Fish Emergencies' started by Souperman, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Souperman

    Souperman Fish Fanatic

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    Currently I am watching a weird inch and half a worm crawl around under my gravel. What is this and what should I do?

     
  2. Souperman

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    Update more like two to three inches.
     
  3. animalisterra

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    What color is it? It could be a planarian if it has a triangle head. They can be incredibly dangerous to shrimp. If it's not a flatworm, it's definitely some kind of worm. If you see it again post a picture and I would take it out.
     
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    It was reddish brown and I will take a picture if I see it again. I don’t think it was a plnaria as it was defiantly round and had a head like a earth worm.
     
  5. animalisterra

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    Have you ever fed blackworms? They can live in your gravel for some time.
     
  6. Souperman

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    No I have tried to be very careful about what I put in the tank.
     
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    It's probably a roundworm. They can be introduced on plants or fish. I'm not share what kind it is but if you see it again, you probably should remove it.
     
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    I would of but to get to it I would of had to tear apart my whole tank.
     
  9. animalisterra

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    Well, if you see it again, take it out. Definitely don't tear apart you tank! Just keep an eye on your fish to make sure they don't start acting differently.
     
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    I would hope its not Camallanus Worms which is a parasitic roundworm.They are very resistance to medications but also very popular in the freshwater aquariums they are also red .The best treatment if it is camallanus would be Levisome .
     

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