White Worms on tank wall and Plants

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White Worms on tank wall and Plants

Postby chrismcdowell25 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:55 am

I have some very small white worms that I have noticed on the tank glass and standing straight up on some moss branches swirling about. I noticed one frog try to eat one of them off of the glass but it would not stick to his tounge and he gave up. I just wanted to check to see if anyone knew what they were and if they were a problem. I have beens searching around but haven't seen anything in pictures that look similar to what I have. Pictures are big cause the worm is kinda small. I'll post one image as an image and the rest as links since I think they will be huge. I tried to take some that focus into the plants to show a bit of the size of the worm.

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http://chrismcdowell.net/Misc/Frogs/IMG_7396.JPG
http://chrismcdowell.net/Misc/Frogs/IMG_7399.JPG
http://chrismcdowell.net/Misc/Frogs/IMG_7401.JPG
http://chrismcdowell.net/Misc/Frogs/IMG_7404.JPG

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Postby ChrisK » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:18 pm

Those are fine, hopefully the frogs can eat them after a while

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Alright

Postby chrismcdowell25 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:55 pm

Good to know thanks. Do you know what they are called or just that they are common?

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Postby TopherH » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:57 pm

They are called grindal worms and are fairly common. They seem to be harmless, but I have not seen any real research to show that.


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