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OMG WORM!! =< what is it how do i get rid of it?

So i brought a bunch of moss from this guy on the forums. I had his moss on qt in a vase by the window. Today i noticed some worms swimming on the bottom =< I have found like 7 of them now, i flushed most of them except for this one i took a picture of =<

I'm not sure what they are, they a deep brown/red color and lighter at the tip.

Should i sent the moss back? i dont want worms =<

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Just look like blackworms or tubifex. If you really want to get rid of them, most fish eat them.

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I've never had a planted tank that didn't eventually aquire a variety of squirmy wiggly little monsters. It's not unsual for folks to establish populations of tubifex, blackworms or others in their substrates as a live food source for their fish and they're generally beneficial.
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Free fish food!!!!

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They make good fish food. I always like to have worms and other critters in my tanks if possible. Usually don't last long when I add the fish, but they do make a nice meal for the new acquisitions.

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this moss is for the shrimp tank =< i dun think they will eat it =< not sure if my bettas will eat it either unless i chop it up =<

AND i like to stick my hand in my tanks, i can't even think about those worms without wanting to wash my whole body =<....

=( how else can i get rid of them?
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OMG WORM!! =&lt; what is it how do i get rid of it?

Throw some fish in your QT tank and you are all set. I even try to keep worms in the tank so if I skip feeding, they have something to eat. I was on a vacation trip last time for a month. All my fish did great without anyone feeding them.
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thats a blackworm. great, very nutritious fish food. i buy them every now and then for my fish. bettas, rams, and danios have all accepted them very happily.
you want to get rid of it/them? funny, i tried to breed/raise them. have a constant supply.

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do ur betta chase them or do i have to cut them up?
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not sure my betta will have room to... move around in the qt tank =<

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I'f you can pull them out, the betta should take them if you dangle them in the water.
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I have to pay for those.....$16 a lb....
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blackworm are good for a lot reason.
1. they work just like earthworm give your plant all it need.
2. good food for fish of all kind.
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they are gross =< i have found about 15-18 of them now, fed like 6 of them to my bettas =<

I'm sorry you guys like them so much, but they make my skin crawl! i was poking the moss when i saw my first one, i screamed =< =(....
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Haha! Well you can always send them on a train to me hehe my betta Bob would be your friend

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