General Care Discussion :: parasites?

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:55 pm   parasites?

I was looking into trumpets tank because the water was a bit cloudy and noticed a couple of small, white worms in the water just wiggling around.

they're very small, white, and round. I cant get any pictures.

any clue what they are? I've never seen them in either of my tanks before.

should I treat for parasites? what should I use for it?
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Post Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:22 pm   Re: parasites?

It's usually fly larvae. Try to get a poop sample... if there are parasites, that's where you're likely to find them.
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Post Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:38 pm   Re: parasites?

do you think these ones are harmful though?

also, is there anything I can use to deworm him that wont harm him if hes parasite free?
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Post Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:46 pm   Re: parasites?

ah. I think they appeared because I let food waste pile up on the bottom of the tank (oops)

my question about dewormer still stands, though
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Post Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:10 am   Re: parasites?

I don't know about a specific dewormer, but meds to treat parasites are usually formulated on several factors like the kind of infection, severity of it, size/weight of the turtle, and so forth. I don't recall seeing any sort of generic dewormer though cleaning out the tank often and checking poop samples is recommended.
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