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RE: Small white worms


Sounds like you have a population explosion of nematodes. These little
beasties normally live in the tank in very low numbers, but when things go
awry and there is a build up of waste products in the tank, these critters
feed like crazy and they start to appear in the tank. They don't as far as
I'm aware cause any real harm to your fish, but they can be indicative of
other things not being ideal. I would tend to do a good clean of the tank -
filter, water change etc. this will not eradicate them but reduce the
numbers. They wouldn't be there if there wasn't food available for them. We
often get them here particularly if a filter is due a clean. 

Tim Henshaw 
Bolton Museum Aquarium 
email :    aquarium at bolton_gov.uk 
Web site : http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk
tim.henshaw at bolton_gov.uk <mailto:tim.henshaw at bolton_gov.uk> 
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