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Visible Parasites, Womrs in Aquarium Substrate

Unread postby smileysid » Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:34 pm

1. I closely examined the substrate from the front of the glass and found white thread like worms, few white ecliptic shaped parasites are there in the lower layers. Also, I guess, ADA aquasoil has been decomposed and broken in powder in that layer.

2. I found a water insect (1cm in size) similar to an ant (picture attached) peacefully sit on the substrate, I manually removed this. I wonder, how it came to my aquarium.

I need suggestions to remove these unwanted guests.
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Re: Visible Parasites, Womrs in Aquarium Substrate

Unread postby apuda2010 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:56 am

The white thread like worms are planaria. Read up on planaria on Google.

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Re: Visible Parasites, Womrs in Aquarium Substrate

Unread postby SCORPIO » Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:39 pm

Do not kill them otherwise they will multiply very fast.
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Re: RE: Re: Visible Parasites, Womrs in Aquarium Substrate

Unread postby sushant » Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:49 pm

apuda2010 wrote:The white thread like worms are planaria. Read up on planaria on Google.

They might be detris worms, which unlike planaria are harmless and mostly stay on the substrate.

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Re: Visible Parasites, Womrs in Aquarium Substrate

Unread postby smileysid » Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:22 pm

yes, they donot resemble as planeria, they are looking like detris only. Will have a close look on them.
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