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Worms in Substrate

Hi everyone,

I noticed today that there was what looked like a blood worm living in the substrate of my 20 gallon tank. Should I be worried?

I don't have any bottom feeding fish in this tank yet. It was about an inch or so long. I do feed the fish blood worms every once in a while.

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Likely it would be hard to mistake a Bloodworm for their red color.
If it is a Bloodworm, it can't reproduce..but because it is the larva of a fly which it will become soon.

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I think it is blood worm, just looked a little fatter and not quite as red as the ones I feed my fish. If I can, I'll take a picture.

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Possibly black worms
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I just check with the LFS where I get them. He told me that they are black worms. They just look like blood worms? Anyway, any issues with them in the substrate.... I wouldn't think so.
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Noooope they are great for your substrate! They burrow around and eat fish poop as well as clean the substrate and provide a good snack for fish in later days.
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great... I have some cory fry, I am going to put 3 in this tank when they get a little bigger.

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One of my little baby cory catfish... Haven't seen the worm in a couple of weeks. but I put 3 of these in a couple of days ago.
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