What Are Camallanus Worms? | Aquariums West

What Are Camallanus Worms?


So your fish have red worms sticking out of …..

A Customer’s experience of Camallanus worms

Recently, I have heard stories from customers about red worms protruding from their fish cloaca’s or anus. These red worms are called camallanus worms, a parasitic nematode. These nematodes are extremely contagious and should be dealt with when sighted. By the time you have noticed them the worms will have already been in their reproductive stage and may have released microscopic larvae into the tank. Here is one woman’s experience of diagnosing and treating this parasite that has been infecting people’s tropical fish. Hopefully her experience will help others.

Thank you Danielle Bujnak for sending me your story.


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