Worm Problem

  1. matt 63

    matt 63 Valued Member 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, alot 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 dont think that is the cause
  2. Neutral-Waterinos

    Neutral-Waterinos Valued Member Member

    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?
  3. Hunter1

    Hunter1 Well Known Member Member

    They are surviving because they have food.

    Reduce feedings.
  4. OP
    matt 63

    matt 63 Valued Member Member

    OK thank you and phone will not take a good enough picture of them

    OK thank you