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Detritus Worms #1
Hi all.

I'm not completely new to fish keeping but always willing to learn more.

I'm currently cycling a new tank which I started 4 week ago. I've used a mature filter pad from the start to kickstart the new cycle but unfortunately in doing so I've introduced detritus worms into the new tank. The cycle is almost complete so I don't want to scrap it and start again.

What can I do to get rid of the worms before introducing any fish? Is there a nuclear option out there? I've read something about hydrogen peroxide but not enough to be confident in using it.

Any help or advice greatly appreciated.
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Re: Detritus Worms #2
Any fish wormer will deal with them.
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Re: Detritus Worms #3
Thank you for replying.

The tank is going to be a new home for my colony of blue velvet shrimp. Once the worms are eradicated, will a big water change dilute the wormer product enough to render it harmless to my shrimp?

Thanks.
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Re: Detritus Worms #4
I recommend using eSHa NDX as according to eSHa "All eSHa products for fresh water are suitable for use in fresh water aquaria containing fresh water shrimps." But I would still do a large water change before stocking the tank..
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Re: Detritus Worms #5
Thanks..enjoy the coffee
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Re: Detritus Worms #6
Thank you