fly larva in tank?

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I have a 55 gallon tank with an oscar and a raphael catfish. lately, ive noticed that there are a bunch of small fungus-y looking lines all over the tank, and then i started to notice them moving. I realized that they are small little worms/larvae. Also, there are a bunch of tiny flies or maybe mosquitoes on the underside of my hood. How do I get rid of these? Is a full water change required? Will they hurt my fish?
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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: fly larva in tank?

When you say under the hood, do you mean the wood canopy on top of your aquarium? If so, just remove the canopy and wipe down with 50/50 solution of bleach and water.

As for the tank, wipe theworms off with a clean rag and do a water change to remove any worms that enter the tank. Siphon the gravel bed.
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Miss Nicki replied the topic: Re: fly larva in tank?

The worms are likely Planaria (sp) and they are cause by over feeding and under vacuuming..

They are harmless, all you need to do is cut back on the feeding, and vacuum the gravel REALLY well. They will go away!
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Huntert311 replied the topic: Re: fly larva in tank?

How often/much do you feed your oscar(s)? right now there is stuff sitting at the bottom that i expected my catfish to pick up (he eats like crazy), but i suppose he doesnt actually clean as much as i thought
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Miss Nicki replied the topic: Re: fly larva in tank?

How big is your Oscar Hun?
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Huntert311 replied the topic: Re: fly larva in tank?

ive had him since july, so he's about 7 months old and about 5 inches long, maybe 6
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Miss Nicki replied the topic: Re: fly larva in tank?

OK, Feed him what he will eat in 2 minutes once a day.. Also make sure you are removing anything he doesn't eat...
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