WORMS IN TURTLE TANK! HELP!

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NY_turtle

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We just noticed little worm looking things in our tank with the turtle. Wondering what to do and is this a concern for the turtle's health? We have had the turtle for about 6 months and he has been healthy so far. We do weekly water changes and the only things we have in the tank are 2 filters and a basking rock. They are hiding behind and under the filters except when they swim out and we catch a glimpse. I used my largest zoom on my camera to snap a photo. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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OrionGirl

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Looks like mosquito larvae. They are hiding because they prefer still water. I'd remove it--too small for the turtle to eat, most likely, and it will hatch out and be a pest to you.
 

Vicious_Fish

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Yep, those are definitely mosquito larva. Hatchling turtles love to eat them but adult turtles will not take notice to them and they will eventually grow into flying bloodsuckers!
 

MickeyM

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I have some in my tank as well and I have no clue what they are. They weren't there until this last water change 2 days ago.

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