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Silver Wiggly Thing
October 17, 2010
7:16 pm
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Daddyfish
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Hi Guys,

I have about 4-5 silver looking wiggly worm like creatures in my tank (sorry for being technical! /blush.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blush:" border="0" alt="blush.gif" />). They're about 3mm in size and are spiralling up and down. I'm afraid they might be some sort of parasite because all I've had in the tank are snails (Ramshorn & Assassin). Anyone got an idea as to what they may be? They're probably too small to photograph.

Cheers in advance! /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

October 17, 2010
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Spiraling up and down where? The water column? The glass?

Check Google for Nematodes and Planaria, although with it spiraling I would expect Nematodes /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

October 18, 2010
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QUOTE (Bully @ Oct 17 2010, 11:50 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Spiraling up and down where? The water column? The glass?


Up and down the tank (bottom to top).

Ok, I'll try Google…thanks anyway!

October 21, 2010
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I'd guess they are Oligochaete worms, can't remember the genus name for those usually found in aquaria.

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