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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-17-2008, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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ok.. my 29 gallon fish tank has these little thin white worms on the glass.. are they supposed to be in there? and if not, how do i get rid of them
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Sounds like planaria to me. They're harmless but often indicate a problem with water quality. You'll normally see them in an aquarium that has a lot of un-eaten food/dead plants or during an ammonia spike.

I would do a water change and get your water tested asap. A pet store will usually test it for free.




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Is it a fresh water or salt water aquarium?


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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-22-2008, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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thanks.. i'll do that right away..

and.. the algea on the sides are orangeish.. could that have to do with the quality of the water as well? or something else..
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thanks.. i'll do that right away..

and.. the algea on the sides are orangeish.. could that have to do with the quality of the water as well? or something else..
Could you give us some more tank details? What kinds of fish you're keeping, what kind of filter you have, how often you do water changes, etc.

But it does sound like you're having water quality issues so doing more water changes should help.




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ok. i have a 29 gal. tank with 14 tetra, 1 frog and 1 snail. i do water changes once every other week.. some lady said i shouldnt put pleco's and chinese algea eaters in with them because pleco's get 2 large for my 29 gal. tank and algea eaters get aggressive when they reach adulthood.
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your tank sounds nice! yeah plecos grow to be a couple feet long I think

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thanks
i saw a pleco in a shop that was about 1ft 5 in.
How many more can i put in my tank?
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ok. i have a 29 gal. tank with 14 tetra, 1 frog and 1 snail. i do water changes once every other week.. some lady said i shouldnt put pleco's and chinese algea eaters in with them because pleco's get 2 large for my 29 gal. tank and algea eaters get aggressive when they reach adulthood.
That lady was right, I wouldn't get either of those species for your tank. It doesn't sound like you need an algae eater anyway, just try doing a water change every week instead of every other week .




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sounds like if the tank sides are orangish algea then you should scrub it all off, and when you take out the water make sure to really mess up the rocks to get all the crud out.

You could look into getting cory cats to eat the excess stuff too

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I will change the water every week.
how much are cory cats?
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I will change the water every week.
how much are cory cats?
Cory cats vary in price depending on the species/variety but they're normally $4-$6.




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i was just looking in the fish section. when she was getting her dogs nails clipped then she called me. so i didnt get a chance to look for cory cats.
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I just got my water tested today.. the guy said my water was fine.

my family:
25 guppies
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