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What are the worm looking things in my fish tank?

Asked: Andre Jones, Last Updated:

Detritus worms are thin, pointy, and a white-brown color. You'll see them in the sand or pebbles of your tank. This particular type of worm eats decomposing fish and plant waste and will not harm your fish. In fact, they are very common in aquariums.

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