Tiny white wiggly worms

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I thought I imagined it when I cleaned my snail tank last week but I have noticed the same thing this. When I disturbed the gravel to 'hoover' tiny thread type worms zigzagged all over. I haven't been able to get a pic because they are so tiny. Any idea what they might be and should I be worried?
 

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Most likely detritus worms. Not harmful at all, fish will eat them but since u have no fish in that tank their numbers have obviously exploded. Doesnt really matter but just give a deep gravel vac if u want to reduce numbers a bit, if you dont mind them then just let them do their thing :)
 

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SnookusFish said:
Most likely detritus worms. Not harmful at all, fish will eat them but since u have no fish in that tank their numbers have obviously exploded. Doesnt really matter but just give a deep gravel vac if u want to reduce numbers a bit, if you dont mind them then just let them do their thing :)
I agree, these worms aren't bad for your fish in anyway. Just put in a fish and the worms will go away!
 
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I'll try and get some into my fish aquarium. Thanks for the advice
 

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If you can look at them up close, do they have triangular heads. If so, then they are planaria, which can be dangerous. Otherwise I would say detritus
 
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I can't see any destinct heads, just tiny thread like critters. Just lately I haven't seen any during water changes
 

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Nefersmum said:
I can't see any destinct heads, just tiny thread like critters. Just lately I haven't seen any during water changes
Probably detritus then.
 

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