Black worms have grown in my fish tank.....

Why and how did black worms appear in my tank's filter?

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shaynarentfrow

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Recently my baby albino oscar cichlid died due to a disease where his scales and fins fell off. Which I found strange because none of the bigger fishes had that  problem. Now very small black worms have appeared all over the tank starting in the filter. I have no idea what this is or if it is hazardous to the fishes health. If anyone can let me know what it is or what I should do that would be awesome. Thank you.  ??? ??? ???  :'(
 

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Wow, I've never heard of a case of worms appearing from nowhere . . . can't help you, sorry :-[
 

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Wow, I've never heard of a case of worms appearing from nowhere . . . can't help you, sorry  :-[
 

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Oops, I accidentally posted that twice! LOL!
 

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hmmm??? black worms?? Do you go fishing?? I never heard of this either. Maybe the moderator can help? :
 

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This is kinda weird...

I was queuing at my LFS the other day and the guy in front of me asked the clerk about the EXACT same thing.
He did have a solution for it, but I wasn't really paying attention.
I'll ask about it when I go there next, probably won't be til tomorrow though
 

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Since we didn't get any answers as to water parameters i can only guess at the problem. And I would guess at a water quality issue, especially if the scales and fins fell off while in the tank.
Carol
 

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Just been to the LFS to get ideas for my 50 gall...

The clerk said that he had a similar problem a while back. The way he solved it was to cut back on the amount he was feeding his fish until the worms died off
They never cam back
 

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I think a good vacuum and filter case rinse (in tank water of course ) would help also.
Carol
 
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