The worms I found

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    It's crazy how these little buggers can have such a devistating effect on a healthy aquarium!

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    Those look like bloodworms.
    Usually your fish will eat any that appear on the surface of the substrate.

    They are the larvae stage if a midge, that looks like a greenish mosquito.
    The midge lays eggs in a quiet spot on the surface of the water, and the larvae sink down to the bottom of the tank, where they commonly live in the substrate, and sometimes in sponge filters.
    They usually don't cause damage to the livestock or tank, and once they have developed return to the surface, where they fly off.
     
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    Not bloodworms, these are camallanus worms. They are intestinal worms. They come from one of my infected fish :(
     
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    NOT NICE - what have you used to try and kill them in your fish ?
     
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    I'm using JBL Nedol. I've just done the first water change after dosing and will dose again in 2 weeks and then water change 10 days after and I'm done. I'm hoping this will work. These worms are horrible!!!
     
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    It's quite a process. I'll only be able to give you an answer in about a month or so. I took the fish which was visibly infested out the tank and will now see how the rest of the tank mates go. Thanks for asking.
     
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    Keep us posted
     
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    Following this post since I had them in three of my Betta tanks a while ago(moved them between the tank that was cycling while rescaping their tank,big mistake) and tried parasite medications but didn’t work. Eventually lost all three of them. I hope your method works so I can be ahead of it next time. Goodluck
     
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    So far so good on the worms situation. I haven't noticed any issues with the fish lately. Not worms showing either. Praying it stays this way!
     
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    Awesome @Lowflyer7

    Glad its sorted, well done!
     

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