Found Black Worms In My Tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Icewarrior, May 17, 2018.

  1. IcewarriorNew MemberMember

    I was checking in on my fry when I noticed a bunch of these bad boys hanging on my breeder nets. Any ideas what they could be? Should I be concerned?
     

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  2. Gypsy13

    Gypsy13Fishlore VIPMember

    Can you get a better shot? Hubby says they look like sharpie squiggles because the thread pattern comes through the black color? Could you get one and put it in a white container to get a better pic? Thanks. :)
     
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    IcewarriorNew MemberMember

    Here is a better picture
     

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  4. Gypsy13

    Gypsy13Fishlore VIPMember

    Thank you. I’ll need some eyes on this one, hubby has left the building. @Jenoli42 @Hunter1 @DarkOne some eyes please? Thank you. :)

    Do you feed any live food? Do you have plants?
     




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  6. DarkOne

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  7. Sarah73

    Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    Its called..flat worm or round worms. Can't remember the exact name, but you should get rid of them. If I remember correctly, I had it one time because I was over feeding. It's been such a long time that I can't even remember the name. Do they have like a flat head?
     
  8. wodesorel

    wodesorelWell Known MemberMember

    It may be drain fly larvae. We live off a wetland and have tons, and every so often I will find small black larvae like that semi-submerged. They even got a cricket pillow once!
     
  9. Gypsy13

    Gypsy13Fishlore VIPMember

    Thanks guys!
    Ok. Even though we’re not exactly sure which larvae they are the consensus is to get rid of them. Before the become adults and turn your filter into a nightmare. Hey! @Goldiemom do these look like your bloodworm problem or a different fly larvae?
     
  10. Goldiemom

    GoldiemomWell Known MemberMember

    No. Mine were smaller and red.
     
  11. Gypsy13

    Gypsy13Fishlore VIPMember

    So definitely get rid of them. Wish I could see them!
     
  12. Goldiemom

    GoldiemomWell Known MemberMember

    Sorry, Gypsy, I should have described them. Dark, maybe black and shaped kind of like an earthworm only smaller but much larger than a bloodworm.
     
  13. Gypsy13

    Gypsy13Fishlore VIPMember

    Cool! Thank you.
     
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    IcewarriorNew MemberMember

    Thank you all so much for your help. I decided to wage war against them, because if I am not 100% sure I didn't want to risk it with over 70 fry in my tank. The deed of getting rid of them (or at least the ones I can see) is done.
     
  15. Goldiemom

    GoldiemomWell Known MemberMember

    I first found my blood worm infestation in my fry tank and it freaked me out! They did fine though.
     




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