Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Hi all,
I am a newbie and still cycling my planted tank , (no more ammonia but nitrite still high )

The thing is that I go some algae in the process...  with the algae I started to see other creatures appear  (hitchhikers form the plants) I am guessing .

I see baby snails and I know that these are good ,
I also see very skinny and long worms,  they almost look like white hair until you notice them crawling and eating the algae . I also see tinny little creatures looking like small bugs or fleas ?

I know that some worms are and some creatures are good and some can be very bad I going not find on google a worm that looks like the one I have   and I want to make sure nothing bad is going on before adding fish after the cycling .

I tried to take a picture but these are very small things we are talking about so it blurry 

Thank you 


Link to comment
Share on other sites

The worms are likely detritus worms and are normal. The small stuff in the water is just life of some sort. As a general rule, that stuff goes away as fish move in. Fish tend to gulp down anything small enough to eat and that's moving. An aquarium tends to end up with a lot of living stuff in it that we don't put in it. Nature finds a way.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am obsessed with it as I am sure you all know the feeling 😂

Also just to make it clear this picture is super closeup on a small algae spot.  My tank is not that dirty ....

Edited by Ohad
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Create New...