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Lisa Blair
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Username: lkblair

Post Number: 7
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 12:15 pm:       

I have my wee little dwarf frogs in a 5gal tank; it's a new tank but was set up using the filter and water from the 2.5gal they were in. No substrate; I use a turkey baster to suck up the waste from the bottom. It also has 4 anubias (3 nana, 1 small glabra) tied to rocks or shells.

This morning I was sucking up the waste when I saw an approx 1cm long 'worm' (very thin like thread) swimming diagonally from bottom to top. I was unable to capture it w/ the turkey baster and now I can't find it.

Admittedly, I've probably overfed the froggies the last few days; I'm trying to get them used to eating from a bowl and was luring them there w/extra food (good news is that it seems to have worked).

Is this worm something I need to be concerned about or will stepping up the cleaning routine and reducing feeding take care of the problem?

Thank you.

Lisa
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dan
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Username: dan

Post Number: 6686
Registered: 01-2003


Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 12:52 pm:       

it sounds like nematodes. they likely hitchhiked into your tank on a plant and overfeeding provides them with something to eat. better tank maintainance will get rid of them but in any event, they're not pathogenic.
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