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What are these worms?

Uneaten Black Worms that have multiplied?




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The color seemed a bit too light for blackworms but toward the end of the video I could see the segments clearly. It is probably some that escaped being eaten by the fish. Just toss an algae wafer in and watch them swarm around it.

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The color seemed a bit too light for blackworms but toward the end of the video I could see the segments clearly. It is probably some that escaped being eaten by the fish. Just toss an algae wafer in and watch them swarm around it.
they are harmless, I'm guessing?
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If you put live blackworms in the tank and those are the ones that weren't eaten, yes they would be harmless.

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If you put live blackworms in the tank and those are the ones that weren't eaten, yes they would be harmless.
You're not understanding what I mean. Those aren't all worms that I fed to the fish. I feed with an eyedropper so very little is wasted. Rarely does a worm hit the bottom. My fear is that they continue to multiply and create unforeseen problems in my tank.

If its just a sign of a healthy ecosystem, then thats great.
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if u feed ur fish live blackworms. then those are def live blackworms. and some happens to escapse even tho u say none hit the bottom. and hide under the gravel. its sticking out to get air. and yes they are harmless. the fish can hunt them down. its more of a good thing then bad in my opinion. worms help the plants anyways

this is exactly what i do in my tank. i buy about $5 worth of live blackworms. and i dump everything into my 135g san bottom tank. and they can live for weeks. or till my fish eats them all up. they would burried half their body into the side and the other half sticking out to breath. and my fish just eats when they are hungry. i go thru $5 a week on live blackworms. beats putting them in the fridge
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if u feed ur fish live blackworms. then those are def live blackworms. and some happens to escapse even tho u say none hit the bottom. and hide under the gravel. its sticking out to get air. and yes they are harmless. the fish can hunt them down. its more of a good thing then bad in my opinion. worms help the plants anyways

this is exactly what i do in my tank. i buy about $5 worth of live blackworms. and i dump everything into my 135g san bottom tank. and they can live for weeks. or till my fish eats them all up. they would burried half their body into the side and the other half sticking out to breath. and my fish just eats when they are hungry. i go thru $5 a week on live blackworms. beats putting them in the fridge
Interesting. If my tank was bigger I would do that. I fear water chemistry fluctuations. Its only 1.5 gallons. Thanks for sharing thats cool!
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