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I hope I'm just worrying for nothing.

In my betta fish's tank I just saw a tiny white worm of about 1 or maybe 2 millimetres in length swimming freely in the water. It was definitely a living creature as I could see it wriggling to move. I am wondering if anybody could identify it and let me know if it is dangerous? I looked online but couldn't find anything that looked like it. I tried to get a picture if it but I'm afraid I was too slow and it retreated behind the driftwood in the tank.

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Rok55 said:
Detritus worms
Iridium_2256 said:
Quite sure those are what they call detritus worms, I have read a little about them before. They are actually in the same family as tubifex worms. I don't think they are harmful either, but that may be a sign to vacuum your gravel.
Ohhhhh, okay. They do look exactly like detritus worms but I thought detritus worms only lived on the glass, I didn't know they could also swim freely in the tank. Thanks a lot!
 

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I have those as well, in a tank I breed feeder snails in, and at first seeing them freaked me out, but I have definitely seen them swimming in the water column
 

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