Thin free swimming worm at night attracted to light

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    Gigaah

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    at night here and there I find when i shine a light in the tank one or two very skinny rapidly wiggling/swimming worm appears. It is obviously attracted to light. by skinny I mean thicker than a hair and thinner than the thinnest angel hair pasta they make.

    Any ideas? I don't have any pictures of it.
     
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    mikewurtz FOWLR Power! VIP Member

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    Is it free swimming in open water?

    If it is coming out of your live rock or sand, it might be a bristle worm.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    I dont know what those are called,but I see them every night in my tank.I assume they are safe since I've seen anything to suggest otherwise.
     
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    Its free swimming and looks like a short very fine piece of pasta. swimming/wiggling in the water column.
     
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    mikewurtz FOWLR Power! VIP Member

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    Zombie turds??
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Spaghetti worm?
     
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    little_fish Moderator

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    I would guess nematodes
     
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    I have no clue. I would net them out and KILL them.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Exactly.And swim kinda like wiggle tails ( redneck for skeeter larva ) :D

    Could be I guess.

    Their safe and my fish will eat em if they see em.
     
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    Any chance anyone feels a parasite treatment is in order? I've done some digging and I wonder if there is a chance its parasitic.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Not from my stand point.
     
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    If it was parasitic, it would probably be in one of your fish by now. Don't worry about it, it most likely won't do any harm.
     
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