I have a kind of white warms in the glass of my aquarium,?

i have a kind of white warms in the glass of my aquarium,?
i have a kind of parasit in my aquarium, they are in the glass of it, are really tiny white things, looks like when you clean a glass with paper, thet little white particuls that stay in the glass, and if you look realy carefull they move , my last fish die last night , and one day before i cleaned the aquarium, what should i do? please i want to buy more fish but i need to fix this problem , do i have to change the whole tank of water or just buy some medicine, somebody told me is ich or something like that, is this possible? sorry for the spelling

  1. MazMaz
    on November 30th, -0001

    These little white ‘worms’ are actually planarian FLATWORMS. They are a result of overfeeding and they multiply like crazy with unbalanced nitrate levels. They are NOT harmful to your fish—the death of 2 of your fish are probably the result of the nitrate levels not the worms’ presence.

    Unless you see the worms swarming on the fish themselves, you can ignore them—not overfeeding should kill them off via starvation, or you can do a partial water change and start adding NON IODINE salt to your water to kill them (and prevent future outbreaks). 1/2 tsp. per gallon is sufficient.

    Here are some more tips to help you get rid of them:

    http://www.aquariumfish.net/information/

    NOTE: These worms are NOT ICH. ICH (or ICH) are visible on the fish only and look like tiny white dots (like someone sprinkled salt on your fish). ICH can be deadly. Flatworms are harmless.

  2. WellBalanced
    on November 30th, -0001

    your right it is a parasite, its called ick. it once killed 15 of my fish in one night (its a nasty little bug). but you get it in the tank when you add tap water to the tank you need to add distilled water only. the only way to get rid of it now is to tell a vet and they will give you this little bottle of dark blue liquid that you need to add every night

  3. RingKeeper
    on November 30th, -0001

    Ick is generally only seen on the fish itself. Ick is a small white dot that you can spot fairly easy on fish. You may have a different type of parasite then ick. You can go to http://www.reefcentral.com for saltwater or http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/in… . If your last fish is gone I would probably start over with the tank. Having to cycle a tank again is a bummer but it may be worth it to know that you will not have any parasites for future fish. And you might want to try a quarantine tank for new fish. so that you know the new fish you are adding to the main tank are disease free.

    Good Luck.

  4. Connie
    on November 30th, -0001

    I totally agree with the guy above… ick is little white spots on the fish….

  5. SeeingStripes
    on November 30th, -0001

    Straydog is right on with his analysis. I concur.

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I have a kind of white warms in the glass of my aquarium,?

i have a kind of parasit in my aquarium, they are in the glass of it, are really tiny white things, looks like when you clean a glass with paper, thet little white particuls that stay in the glass, and if you look realy carefull they move , my last fish die last night , and one day before i cleaned the aquarium, what should i do? please i want to buy more fish but i need to fix this problem

  1. Sunburst
    on November 30th, -0001

    The white worms are one of two things. But I’m only going to tell you about the one I actually think it is. Okay, it *might* be a parasite, but I doubt it.

    Based on your description of the situation I’d say you have been overfeeding the fish considerably. These white worms on the glass thrive in such conditions. The worms themselves are not harmful, but the overfeeding is.

    Before you buy more fish:

    1) Get a good book on aquarium maintenance. There are dozens.

    2) Learn about the nitrogen cycle. Fish produce ammonia, decaying food produces ammonia. Ammonia is poisonous to fish. Nitrobacter sp. metabolize ammonia into nitrites. Nitrites are still poisonous to fish, but not as bad as ammonia. Nitrosonomas sp. metabolize nitrites into nitrates which, while not harmless, are not really dangerous in small concentrations. It takes some time to get the cycle going (1-2 weeks, IME).

    3) Stop overfeeding.

    4) Make sure your filters support the nitrobacters and nitrosonomas.

    5) Don’t put too many fish in. Fish do *not* grow to the size of the tank. They grow as big as they’re going to get and overcrowding overloads the nitrogen cycle.

    6) Get a test kit to test the levels of ammonia and nitrites in the tank.

    7) Do regular, 10% water changes every two weeks.

    Good luck.

  2. Sarah
    on November 30th, -0001

    I had these once. They didn’t kill my fish, and after a week, I didn’t see them anymore. If all your fish are dead, I would not clean the tank, just get some cheap fish (like some guppies or something). Put them in the tank and see if they live. If they make it a month, it’s safe to get more fish.

  3. SecretCelebrity
    on November 30th, -0001

    They are called planaria and they will not harm your fish. It does mean that you have been feeding too much and the worms are living off the extra food. Since your last fish is dead, let your tank run as it is for a week, change half of the water and then buy new fish. This time, feed half of what you have been since the extra food poisons the water. Make sure you cahnge 25% of the water every week.
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I have a kind of white warms in the glass of my aquarium,?

i have a kind of parasit in my aquarium, they are in the glass of it, are really tiny white things, looks like when you clean a glass with paper, thet little white particuls that stay in the glass, and if you look realy carefull they move , my last fish die last night , and one day before i cleaned the aquarium, what should i do? please i want to buy more fish but i need to fix this problem

  1. Orchid
    on November 30th, -0001

    sounds like your tank is infected with ich (sounds like ick). go to the pet store and buy the soloution.

  2. oddperson
    on November 30th, -0001

    buy a new fishtank.
    or you should get a better filter.
    seems like bacteria to me.

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