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    heheh science dork... first i panic (hey c'mon i dunno if these things are parasitic!!!), then i go "waaaaiiiit...." and think well, i don't remember there being many parasites that climb on walls. typically you find them on your dying fish. so maybe they're just pests. Google "aquarium pests" and figure out there aren't many of those, and only one even has the potential to look like mine, and SURPRISE!!! the solution is CLEAN YOUR TANK (isn't that just the answer to everything? ) so in other words, i *heart* Google. this is what happens when you are raised on computer technology!!!!

    and jimscott.... er i hate to admit it but it's plastic as much as i would LOVE LOVE LOVE to totally overhaul and really plant my tank, the fact of the matter is i'm obsessive over it but its temporary caretakers (i.e. my parents) are not. which is why i got the goldfish. i like them, they get big and pretty (but the fantails are OK for a 10g), and most importantly they're kinda hard to kill. it also forces my dad to VACUUM once in a while. heehee [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    ne way thank you all very much for your help [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] i'm just very happy they aren't out to eat the fishies!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]heheh science dork
    LOL I love that!
    Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish-Euripides
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    Hey.... I resemble that remark! Not to mention statistics freak! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

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    Live plants will NEVER work with goldfish..
    the fish will simply destroy them..
    plus goldfish are cold water fish, and most aquarium plants are tropical..

    speaking of that..otto cats and goldfish shouldnt be in the same tank together..they need very different conditions.
    goldfish are "cold water fish"..they like their water much cooler than tropical fish..
    a goldfish tank doesent need (and shouldnt have) a heater.
    room temp is perfectly fine for them..60-70 degrees is ideal..
    mid 70's is too warm..
    they can tolerate it short term, btu they should never be kept at "tropical fish temps" long term..

    Ottos are tropical fish..they like water in the 72-75 degrees range..
    so a "goldfish tank" is much too cool for tropical fish,
    and a "tropical fish tank" is much too warm for goldfish..
    they should never be mixed together in the same tank!

    Scot

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    I've had these worms in my tanks before... they're pretty harmless.. what they are and where they come from has escaped my mind at the moment, as it's been many moons since I left the fish forum I used to go to, but I do know they're pretty harmless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (TheAlphaWolf @ Dec. 30 2004,11:46)]
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    Quote[/b] ]little white crawly things on my walls
    ? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
    wow
    *dies laughing*
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    everyone seems to know exactly what they are but me!
    Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish-Euripides
    wikipedia rocks! (except for species info)(CPers-add your vast knowledge of CPs to wikipedia&#33
    A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it
    Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything

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    I thought it was determined what they were?
    they are planaria.
    I had them in my discus tank, they come with some foods, bloodworms and the like.
    mine died off and went away completely when I started cleaning the tank better..
    I also had hydra briefly!
    keeping a very clean tank will wipe them out..
    (clean tank = no food for little worms)

    Scot

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