Worm Problem

matt 63

Member
Hey yesterday I went to do a water change with my gravel vacuum, and noticed tons of worms being sucked up. I think they are round worms but not sure, they are really thin and white and about a 1 mm long, a lot of them look dead, but some was still wiggling around. Last week I did a water change and didn't have a single worm in the gravel and my water levels are perfect, the only thing I did different last week was fed my fish frozen peas for the first time, and now I have a mess load of worms in the gravel, what kind of worms do yal think this could be and the cause of it? I don't think I over feed my fish, I feed them what they can eat in two minutes once a day, so I don't think that is the cause
 

Neutral-Waterinos

Member
matt 63 said:
Hey yesterday I went to do a water change with my gravel vacuum, and noticed tons of worms being sucked up. I think they are round worms but not sure, they are really thin and white and about a 1 mm long, a lot of them look dead, but some was still wiggling around. Last week I did a water change and didn't have a single worm in the gravel and my water levels are perfect, the only thing I did different last week was fed my fish frozen peas for the first time, and now I have a mess load of worms in the gravel, what kind of worms do yal think this could be and the cause of it? I don't think I over feed my fish, I feed them what they can eat in two minutes once a day, so I don't think that is the cause
I don’t think these will harm your fish, if anything a good treat for small fry I reckon. However they are probably in such numbers cause they are excess food/nutrients etc they eat left over scraps. Could you send a picture?
 

Hunter1

Member
They are surviving because they have food.

Reduce feedings.
 
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matt 63

Member
Neutral-Waterinos said:
I don’t think these will harm your fish, if anything a good treat for small fry I reckon. However they are probably in such numbers cause they are excess food/nutrients etc they eat left over scraps. Could you send a picture?
OK thank you and phone will not take a good enough picture of them

Hunter1 said:
They are surviving because they have food.

Reduce feedings.
OK thank you
 

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