SodburyBungy SodburyBungy
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  • Posted on: 27/11/2008 21:01
Funny looking worm thing #1
I'm having a right month this month!!

Can anyone tell me what this worm is? We noticed a couple of dozen of them crawling on the aquarium glass. They've got arrow shaped heads, up to about a centimeter long. I saw one slime across the substrate and on the top they are a dark grey colour. Not seen them before today. Added some amano shrimp and Pygmy suckers to the tank to combat algae about 2 weeks ago. Are they stowaways?? Should I be worried?

This is the best pic I could get.

Edit - Sorry, phot too big on first post.

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Paul
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  • Posted on: 27/11/2008 22:36
Re: Funny looking worm thing #2
I think its a flatworm...
http://www.waterwereld.nu/platwormeng.html
SodburyBungy SodburyBungy
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  • Posted on: 28/11/2008 21:43
Re: Funny looking worm thing #3
Yep that looks like them - just did another search and it appears they're harmless, and that fish eat them.

Might explain why I haven't seen as many tonight, as my glowlights are greedy gits and go for anything that moves!!

Panic over again.
Paul