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    Default Help identify microscopic worm

    worm 2.jpgworm3.jpgworm.gif

    Is this a parasite? I got them from a clean catch in the water before they hit the floor and it's a bare bottom hospital tank. They are not moving at all but they are all in the fish's poop. I feed freeze dried blackworms but these are microscopic and I couldn't find an image that looked like these worms to identify them. They have been treated with wormer plus a 4 day treatment that ended 3 days ago.

    I am using an amscope and the lens was 4/0.10 160/0.17 and 10/0.25 160/0.17

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Help identify microscopic worm

    Im fairly sure those arent worms. Blackworms like many worm species are covered in bristles called setae... These look like the bristles.


    Hth,
    Al


    Thats the cool thing about this forum.. information is persistent.

    See this discussion..
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    Default Re: Help identify microscopic worm

    Thank you so much!

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    Default Re: Help identify microscopic worm

    Quote Originally Posted by Nautica View Post
    Thank you so much!
    My pleasure.

    Al
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