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    Hey all, this is my first post here so thank you for taking the time to read this and help out. I recently built my first natural viv about 2 months ago. I populated it with springtails and dwarf white Isos. Everything went well with the springtails but the isopods crashed. Brings me to now, I recently purchased a new batch of Dwarf whites. I kept them in a separate container for a week before adding them to my tank but since adding them I have noticed little white worms in the substrate. They were not there previously so my guess is they hitched a ride with the new isos. I am not sure if these are Fruit Fly larva, Fungus gnat larva, nematodes, nemerteans or something else entirely. Any help would be appreciated in figuring out if these are dangerous for my Crested (not in the tank yet but was planning on adding soon) or the plants. I would like to know if I need to CO2 bomb the enclosure and repopulate or will it be alright to leave them be.

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    Thank you again in advance I really appreciate any help on this.

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    Also here are a few pictures of my tank as well if anyone is interested.

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    It looks like a cool tank. Maybe you could isolate some of those worms and see what they turn into.

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    Thank you Aliza. That is exactly what I did for now. After I took the picture I put them in a separate container for now. Still searching trying to figure out what they are and if I need to CO2 bomb the tank and start fresh. I am going to hold off adding my Crestie to the tank for now until I know a bit more.

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