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What are these?????

I was breaking a tank down and pulling plants and these are all over some of the plants roots. This tank has hydra and out if the 20-30 shrimp I had I have a sole survivor. Disappointing experience. But any help please as I'd like to transfer these plants to another tank
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They look like blood worms. Have u gotten new plants recently or do u feed live blood worms?

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No and no. I feed black worms but not to this tank, this tank has only ever had some cherry shrimp and a few tiger endlerS in it for the last month or so. The endlerS have been moved and when I started pulling plants this is what I got.
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I had a tank w/o fish and got bloodworms after getting some new plants, they made cocoons out of detritus then turned into midges after a few days.

Well that's just like.........your opinion man.
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can you remove it then take a picture
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Tubifex, bloodworm in some parts of the world, but not the midge bloodworm which have segmented bodies. Often seen hitchhiking on the roots of aquatic plants.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-05-2013, 06:44 AM
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yes they are variety of worms but i am unable to guess what variety are they

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Lots of hitch hikers from maybe picking up random plants or not dipping
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-20-2013, 03:28 AM
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Looks like a regular old earth worm to me. I've had them living in my tank for months. Mine came in from the MGOCPM.

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Looks like those bloodworms who's heads shoot out with pinches like some bizarre earthworm gone terribly wrong that I use to get for Striper fishing.
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what species of worm are these could i know something more about these species? a help would be appreciated here
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I'd agree with Sake, looked like an earthworm to me...
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 03:59 PM
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I believe they are just considered Aquatic Earthworms and I occassionally find them in my tank and almost always around the plant roots. Most likely they are feeding off of any dead/dying roots and leave the live roots alone. Hear is a site that shows them. http://www.nwnature.net/macros/worms.html

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