Lots of tiny worms on rocks

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Hello! I was doing a water change the other work and noticed these little white (maybe reddish when out of the tank?) worms on the glass. I pulled a few out (shown at the end of the video) and the next day I noticed there was quite a few on the rocks so I was just curious what they were..

I tried to do some research before posting, and my best guess is detritus worms? But I have no idea. The only thing that comes close in the R2R Guide is the "peanut worm" but I don't think that is it. Thank you so much in advance for your help!

 
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I don’t know what they are. But I’ve have many tiny worms in my tanks over the years. None have been a problem. I personally wouldn’t worry. They are good wigglers for sure!

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I don’t know what they are. But I’ve have many tiny worms in my tanks over the years. None have been a problem. I personally wouldn’t worry. They are good wigglers for sure!

@KJ ?

Thanks for the response, I appreciate it! That's good to know. They didn't seem too crazy/harmful, but it certainly was a little surprising noticing them in there lol
 

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Hello! I was doing a water change the other work and noticed these little white (maybe reddish when out of the tank?) worms on the glass. I pulled a few out (shown at the end of the video) and the next day I noticed there was quite a few on the rocks so I was just curious what they were..

I tried to do some research before posting, and my best guess is detritus worms? But I have no idea. The only thing that comes close in the R2R Guide is the "peanut worm" but I don't think that is it. Thank you so much in advance for your help!

they are Dorvilleidae worms
 
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