Small White Wriggly Worms

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Ramkumar, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. RamkumarNew MemberMember

    I see small white wriggly worms (less than a cm) in my aquarium when I was changing water and disturbed the substrate a little. I never vaccum or disturb the substrate due to fear of disturbing the bacterial colony or the eco system but during water change it accidentally disturbed the substrate and noticed these small worms. Are they detrimental to the aquarium? Should I need to do something about it?

    Thank you,


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  2. WilledValued MemberMember

    Might be detritus worms, but I’m no expert! This should be its own sub forum lol
  3. Gypsy13Fishlore VIPMember

    Hubby thinks detritus worms too. Mine turn pink cause my guppies don’t eat the pink flakes. The corys love when I deep clean my gravel. Feeding time at the zoo!
  4. RamkumarNew MemberMember

    Thanks a lot, nothing to be worried about then.
  5. finnipper59Well Known MemberMember

    The detritus worms themselves are can even eat them. But you really should vacuum the bottom of your tank each time you do a water change. Normal bacteria needed for cycling won't all be carried away, but the build up of detritus can lead to fungal or mold problems down the road.

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