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    Little Black worms

    hi everyone,

    I'm quite new to the koi hobby and just wanted any help or information about this issue I have.
    I've noticed over the last 2-3 weeks a large amount of little black type worms in my bakki shower and also inside my nexus and skimmer box. They cling to the surface and on the bakki media and seem to like the flowing water conditions. I've also noticed a lot of tiny black midges in and around the filter room. I've attached a photo of them inside the bakki.
    I have just completed 2 doses of the fluke solve as well.

    Thanks for any answers

    Andy


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    Extreme Koi Member Rank = Gosai RudeDogg1's Avatar
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    Look like leaches

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    Whatever they are they arenít worms

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    Thanks for the reply,

    Do you know of any treatment or do you know if they are harmful.

    Thanks Andy

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    No and no Iím afraid

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    its black fly large, they like high flow and have a silk thread a bit like a spider to keep them in place
    the slow pond build thread

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    Thank you for that advice, do they pose any threat to the fish at all.

    Thanks Andy

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    A free meal for your fish..................................i like that word.............Free.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by anne View Post
    A free meal for your fish..................................i like that word.............Free.......
    That will do for me
    Thanks

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    Spot on.

    This question gets asked very regularly......we need a fixed....things that live in our koi ponds!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bowsaw View Post
    its black fly large, they like high flow and have a silk thread a bit like a spider to keep them in place

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    I agree,
    They aren't very nice to see inside your filter or shower and they stick like s**t to the surfaces.
    One thing I did notice a couple.of weeks before this infestwas the koi we're eating the sides of the pond constantly i just assumed it was algae but maybe they had found the food source !!

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