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    zeketaz

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    little wiggly things

    Post by zeketaz on Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:45 am

    I was watching my fish today and notice like 1/4" itty bitty white things that were wiggling like crazy. There was like 1 or 2 and one of my fish ate one. What on earth could the wiggly thing be?
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    Re: little wiggly things

    Post by dano on Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:54 pm

    With out a picture I would guess they are planaria...If they are planaria they are harmless....Usually a lot of debris and uneaten food on the bottom will cause them to "bloom".....If they are swimming they may be mosquito larva.....Look these up on the Internet or get us a picture so we can identify them for you.

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    Re: little wiggly things

    Post by zeketaz on Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:14 pm

    That sounds like what it could be. Thanks..battling mad green water I haven't been doing my water changes trying to help it clear up. So far it's working, but now I got these weird worms and the fish seem to love them lol.
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    Re: little wiggly things

    Post by alan j t on Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:32 pm

    I've heard of those before, I'm pretty sure they are harmless.
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    Re: little wiggly things

    Post by Fern on Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:33 pm

    odds are they are harmless and just 'free food'

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    Re: little wiggly things

    Post by mike205 on Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:21 pm

    do a good cleaning and watch how you feed and they will go away
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    Re: little wiggly things

    Post by alan j t on Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:02 pm

    ya, up your w/c and less feeding will help
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    Re: little wiggly things

    Post by zeketaz on Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:08 am

    I get my UV sterilizer I hope tomorrow so will do water changes again. I can't wait to do a water change..it's been I think over a month since I last did one Sad
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    Re: little wiggly things

    Post by zeketaz on Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:08 am

    But on a good note all my parameters are perfect...
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    Re: little wiggly things

    Post by FishVixen on Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:26 pm

    well that's why you have planaria if you haven't done a water change in over a month they should be weekly.What are the exact readings of your water test
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    Re: little wiggly things

    Post by alan j t on Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:13 pm

    yup
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    Re: little wiggly things

    Post by Ben on Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:19 pm

    I wish I could get away with a month one time lol. I do all my tanks once a week and one twice a week.
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    Re: little wiggly things

    Post by alan j t on Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:26 pm

    ya, i feel your pain, watch when i start breeding dicus again, everyday!
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    Re: little wiggly things

    Post by Ben on Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:03 am

    I don't want to feel your pain when you do that lol. Doesn't sound like a ton of fun.
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    Re: little wiggly things

    Post by FishVixen on Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:22 am

    Try doing once a week on a 250 gal pond! Thank goodness for pythons and prime. Laughing
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    Re: little wiggly things

    Post by Ben on Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:24 am

    Yeah buckets would get old really quick.
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    Re: little wiggly things

    Post by zeketaz on Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:12 am

    LOL love the python. Buckets get old even when you have a small tank.

    Vixen not sure of the exact readings, I took my water to my LFS there was no ammonia or nitrite. Not sure of nitrate and if I remember right PH was 6.5ish
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    Re: little wiggly things

    Post by FishVixen on Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:54 am

    Nitrates are important to know they are probably high with no water changes. get some floating plants to help absorb the food that the algae (green water)is growing on and aslo helps absorb some nitrates. Why didn't you do a waterchange?
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    Re: little wiggly things

    Post by zeketaz on Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:10 am

    water changes made it worse. It was so green at one point I couldn't see the gravel at the front of the tank. I tried a total blackout and it didn't work. So far it's clearing up without water changes. I plan on picking up more plants today if I get off of work soon enough.
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    Re: little wiggly things

    Post by FishVixen on Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:14 am

    okay good to know. The algae probably helped keep the ammonia down. Did you ever get the sterilizer?
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    Re: little wiggly things

    Post by zeketaz on Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:28 am

    If I get off work soon enough today I will be getting it today..if not I will for sure get it tomorrow
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    Re: little wiggly things

    Post by Fern on Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:29 am

    I'm not working today, I live 7 minutes from boardroom if you want to swing by today?
    Warning I do have a nasty cold.
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    Re: little wiggly things

    Post by FishVixen on Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:29 am

    Woo hoo you'll love it and so will the fish.
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    Re: little wiggly things

    Post by zeketaz on Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:30 am

    I can't wait to actually see my fish again lol. It's been so long I almost forget what they actually look like
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    Re: little wiggly things

    Post by FishVixen on Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:35 am

    Well keep up the good job and your fish will be in sparkling fresh water.

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