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tattooedfool83 10-04-2013 07:20 PM

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
Best Pics I could get

jeepguy 10-04-2013 07:31 PM

They look like blood worms. Have u gotten new plants recently or do u feed live blood worms?

tattooedfool83 10-04-2013 07:48 PM

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.

thedudeabides 10-04-2013 08:08 PM

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.

nyxkitten 10-04-2013 08:12 PM

can you remove it then take a picture

Lornek8 10-04-2013 08:18 PM

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.

tattooedfool83 10-04-2013 08:28 PM

JesusReynolds 10-05-2013 05:44 AM

yes they are variety of worms but i am unable to guess what variety are they

Down_Shift 11-20-2013 02:21 AM

Lots of hitch hikers from maybe picking up random plants or not dipping

Sake 11-20-2013 02:28 AM

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.

sbarbee54 11-21-2013 05:16 AM

Looks like a leach

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Art by Stef* 11-21-2013 05:49 AM

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.

JeniceMendosa 11-21-2013 07:25 AM

what species of worm are these could i know something more about these species? a help would be appreciated here

Qwe 11-21-2013 10:47 AM

I'd agree with Sake, looked like an earthworm to me...

C Campbell 11-21-2013 02:59 PM

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.

Hope that helps!

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