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    Worm problem in a cycling tank?

    Okay so these don't look like planaria or detritus worms when I googled. Are these a problem? They look like they have antenna and maybe legs?

    This is a cycling tank with no fish. It has some baby dwarf tears, Amazon swords, Java moss, and subwassertang.

    It's almost done cycling so I would like to get this fish ready in the next few days. Yesterday the readings were no ammonia high nitrite.

    Are these safe? Can fish eat them? I have another tank of tetrats I could possibly feed them to.

    3rd picture is probably best.

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    It also has driftwood I bought on Amazon and boiled for 2 hours.

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    Seriously no one could tell me these were mosquito larvae?!

    Just turned up the bubbles so there's no still surface water to lay eggs.

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    I am not too confident on ID, but look to be Detritus worms, I have to look at some book marks each time I see something like this.

    If Detritus, can be harmful to fish, I cant tell from pics if worms are flat (planeria - OK, too much food laying around) or Detritus (need to treat/get rid, may be bad to fish, too much O2, food, parms), so my nickel says to cut O2/bubblers, clean/WC, and read article to come to your own conclusion (bit long, but helpful).

    https://www.fish-as-pets.com/2007/11...swers.html?m=1

    Hope this helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgldsh View Post
    I am not too confident on ID, but look to be Detritus worms, I have to look at some book marks each time I see something like this.

    If Detritus, can be harmful to fish, I cant tell from pics if worms are flat (planeria - OK, too much food laying around) or Detritus (need to treat/get rid, may be bad to fish, too much O2, food, parms), so my nickel says to cut O2/bubblers, clean/WC, and read article to come to your own conclusion (bit long, but helpful).

    https://www.fish-as-pets.com/2007/11...swers.html?m=1

    Hope this helps...
    I ended up figuring out it is mosquito larvae. The sponge filter in 1 corner of the tank left the water still enough to where it attracted them. I added another sponge filter to keep the water moving. And I've been netting out the larvae and feeding to my other tank. Lol

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