Small White Worm Help

  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 Valued 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