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  1. [MENTION=12699]Grubs[/MENTION] - mate you mentioned throwing some Corey's in but these are breeder tanks for various catfish, how would that work out do you think? Never had Corey's
  2. Good information there grubs in nice easy laymens terms that suit me thanks mate I appreciate your help 👍 [MENTION=9246]Donny@ageofaquariums[/MENTION] a pic of you get up would be great thanks mate
  3. I don't feed black worms mate, only frozen bloodworm for the 333s otherwise it's all fresh veg and pellets. I'm not sure how they got into my tanks to be honest but they are there
  4. I read everyone's posts Donny, it's why I come here to ask questions, lots of great advice from people here! a good bunch 👍
  5. Cheers [MENTION=5455]Donny[/MENTION]@agofaquariums 👍I'll try the wool on the quick vac first and see how that goes. The second method I cant even picture in my head let alone build one lol I've been using a basic pump with hose attached, sucking the waste off of the top of the sand and then stirring sand at the end while letting the pump run but its been painful and not very effective (obviously) for really getting a good clean. But now that I have the equivalent of aquatic earthworms somethings gotta give before I end up with amonea and nitrite spikes. Maybe I'll do away with the substrate all together on the bottom tanks....
  6. Well I'm confident of two things now after a day and a half of research! a) the worms are not parasitic due to the amount of them in the gravel and water and I'm over feeding the bottom racks where gravel vaccing is not as effective and it's these tanks I've found them in (both bottom tanks) not to say they are not in the top tanks but I know the top tanks get a lot better results from the gravel vac then the bottom due to little to no fall. I was using the eheim quick vac pro ( battery operated ) but stopped as I found the mesh as fine as it is still leeched the blitzed debris back into the water making it cloudy and unsightly. I've been mucking with these little things all day and can pull them apart into multiple smaller segments and the segments just keep swimming around as if nothing happened! So I'm going to do wc every 3 days for the next two weeks, drop down the feeds to every second day and see what happens. Hopefully that will reduce the numbers. One thing I'm so happy about is that they are not parasitic! I can deal with free loaders as long as they are not affecting my babies! Lol While on the topic - what's the best way to vac bottom racks? As said above, I have the battery operated one but it's pretty useless.
  7. So during the process of pulling the fish back out and stirring up the tank, I noticed some of the same worms in the water swimming around having a lovely time in MY tank! I did a few swishes with the net through the water and jiggled out these feral little freaks into a bowl. I only have the iPad to take photos but they do in fact seem segmented. Here are some better photos. They seem to just be swimming around the tank making themselves quite at home!! You have to disturb the tank it seems to see them. They also seem to be almost white in the tank but when removed to the bowl they turned pink/red....
  8. Thanks grubs. I've got a video but can't load it. I'll do what you said, I'll catch the same 7 fish out and place in a clean bucket and see what happens. I'll do it now actually....
  9. I looked up detritus but everything reads that they are a white worm. These were defiantly pink/red color.....
  10. Oh Donny I hope you are right, I think I would quit if that particular tank had a harmful infestation
  11. This is exactly how the ones I had were moving. Same shape, size, movements just the ones I had were red not white. When they were swimming they wriggled like crazy but when they were on the bottom they moved like the ones in this clip that are called hair worms? Or planaria? Just the ones I saw were red not white.... Oh please tell me they are harmless lol I could not deal with an infestation in that tank!
  12. I looked up some websites and found this pic. The ones I saw when relocating the fish look like the one on the bottom left of the picture. There was two of them and they were about 1cm long, thin as string and red. I can't see them anywhere in the tank or gravel now tho, even when I stir up the gravel. I couldn't identify from that site wether all the worms on that pic were blood worm or not tho. Some pictures I look at they look like camallanus and some websites they look like early stage blood worm... I can't decide but in haste I pulled the fish back out and inspected them head to tail and there doesn't seem to be any sign of them anywhere on or in (coming out of) the fish. Said fish are pigs with food, solid and healthy and you can also see in the first pic that poos are solid and large.... I don't want to treat unnecessarily but reading up on the camallanus says this type of worm can be hard to diagnose until advanced infestations?? I wish I could post the video as its a lot better to see the movement of the worms
  13. It's an indoor tank set up next to a window and sliding door that is generally always open. My partner reckons it looks like Mozzy larvae but I'm not convinced. They seem too thin for larvae but move in the same fashion as Mozzy larvae. If it's the worst case what treatment kills the camallanus? The tank IS due for worming too I might add
  14. So was just transferring some fish and noticed these... Little tiny red worms... What are they? There doesn't appear to be any on the fish but while I was taking the video you can see them trying to get under the fish.... Resemble Mosquito larvae and I'm hoping that's all it is. Fish are in good health, good solid poos, fat healthy, and lots of breeding going on in that tank (that's the reason I was moving these guys) no injuries or spots of concern on them.. Right in the centre of the pic you can see the red worm. I've got a video but can't seem to upload it. If anyone can tell me how I'll put the video up.
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