Small White Worm Help

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Stum, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Stum

    Stum Valued Member Member

    anyone have any idea what these are they’re tiny white worms on the glass in my fry tank?

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  2. Discus-Tang

    Discus-Tang Well Known Member Member

    Those look like detritus worms. I believe they are caused by an excess of phosphates, most commonly found in fish food. Maybe cut back on feeding a little.
  3. scarface

    scarface Fishlore VIP Member

    I think those are planaria which are harmless.
  4. s

    smee82 Fishlore VIP Member

    Knock them off the glass and if they swim away in an s like shape theyre detritous worm if they contract into themselve theyre planaria.
  5. coralbandit

    coralbandit Well Known Member Member

    Planaria will have a triangle shaped head with 2 eyes clear to see if you get a good enough look.
    Planaria are bad if you have or plan on shrimp.
    Fenbedazole [one treatment] will wipe them out if they are planaria.
    If they are detritus worms you may be over feeding ?
  6. OP

    Stum Valued Member Member

    Could be over feeding actually I feed golden pearls then do water changes daily but I haven’t been cleaning the bottom of the tank. Glad they’re harmless

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