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are worms beneficial?

I am wondering if having worms in a planted community fish aquarium is beneficial. What type of worms benefit in which ways? Will they live in gravel substrate?
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My understanding is that they're equivalent to earth worms in a garden. They eat detritus on the bottom and generally help keep things clean. And when the 'California Black Worms' aren't careful, they end up being a snack for your fish. I just dumped in 1/10th of a pound of them in my tank this afternoon.... Hopefully that was a good idea! My tiger barbs have gorged themselves on all the worms they can find.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lumbriculus_variegatus
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