Please someone help ASAP. Worms in water dish.

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Please someone help ASAP. Worms in water dish.

Post by Xenpurgisnachtt » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:12 pm

Someone please help- I've just looked into my crab's freshwater dish and there are these pale-yellowish worms wriggling around it- I live in a subtropical climate so they're likely bug larvae of some kind but I have 0 ideas what it could be- I'm about to deep was absolutely everything in the tank- someone, please respond as soon you can, this is really going to give me an anxiety attack. I need advice.

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Post by curlysister » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:03 am

I don't know what the little wormies are, but I would not panic or deep clean your whole tank. If they are just in the water dishes, I would just empty the dishes and wash them out well. Hopefully someone else will chime in who might be able to ID the little critters!
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Re: Please someone help ASAP. Worms in water dish.

Post by wodesorel » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:37 am

I'm sorry, I can't see them clearly enough to even begin to ID. Generally though, everything in hermit tanks is harmless.

Are you on facebook? There is a great group just called Entomology that will ID when given a state/province and country. If you can get a nice photo I'm sure they'll be able to pin down what it is quickly.


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Post by Clarkbar73 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:28 pm

Do they look like these? I found some tiny worms in my crabbies water that look like the twisty worm in diagram 2. Still trying to find out what they are.
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Post by GotButterflies » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:57 pm

Hello :) I am unable to see the worms, but I'm wondering if they are nematodes. Nematodes are found in all types of sand - they typically don't find their way into water - but anything is possible. Try looking those up and see if that is what they are. Sometimes you can see little squiggles on the glass from them climbing...
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