View Full Version : Worms.. SICK, how many, how to kill?

04/03/2008, 05:08 PM
In my 27G nano tank I can always see a bristle worm. They are sick and I know they help eat leftover food, but how many is to many? Today I found an extra piece of uneaten shrimp next to my power head. Once I let it sink to the bottom, I was happy the Cleaner shrimp finally got a full meal, UNTIL 6 WORMS came out and took over. This fatty worm crawled into the little cave and all 6 were playing tug-a-war for the food. I want to flush them down the toilet but they are like slinkiies, they bounce back to their rocks fast.
How many is to many? Should I flush them? WB friends

04/03/2008, 06:23 PM
you are probably just over feeding start feeding less and there population should self regulate.

04/03/2008, 07:44 PM
Ditto, the multiply based on avalable food. Cut back on the food and they should stop multiplying and then disappearing as they starve or die naturally. If you start removing a large number of them you may crash your tank.