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shiver. i just received a pack of beautiful Vallisneria that was wrapped in damp paper towels. the paper towel had live red worms crawling on it. Some tiny, some longer, some bright red, some a pale pink. boatloads in the roots, it gave me the creeps. I rinsed and soaked MANY times, then filled the kitchen sink with water and Levamisole and soaked them for an hour, rinsed again, a lot. Finally put them in a bucket with water for overnight. Kind of afraid to add them to my tank. This is with a ten times magnifying glass, I pulled out of the garbage The original paper towel the plants were wrapped in from 10 AM, it’s 9:17 PM and they’re still alive, yuck. The pix were the best I could get, had to hurry cuz if spouse saw this, all plants would be in the garbage, lol!
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Looks like a bloodworm to me. If it wasn’t likely a bit rotten, I’d say throw it in the tank for your fish. Never seen a fish that wouldn’t go crazy for bloodworms.

Oh , and where did you get your Val?


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Well supposedly the plants were grown with fish and they didn’t get eaten. I bought them, TONS, for Very cheap, free shipping, on Etsy , tall and lush, I trimmed them a lot cuz the tall part was full of algae and detritus. But after cleaning them up, they are lovely

My Main fish in my big tank are 13 years old. I try not to give them worms,I have though. They have lived this long I don’t want them to get parasites although they have had them and I do treat them at least once a year
 

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Worms, nope, no bueno, start this video at the 10 minute mark
Yeah, that’s not a bloodworm, in the typical freshwater food sense. For starters, that’s a MARINE worm. As they say multiple times in that video.

Completely different from what you have in your Val and what people feed to their freshwater fish.


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Yeah, that’s not a bloodworm, in the typical freshwater food sense. For starters, that’s a MARINE worm. As they say multiple times in that video.

Completely different from what you have in your Val and what people feed to their freshwater fish.


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Yeah, those are probably blood worms. The val was probably grown outdoors.

I keep two tubs of daphnia outside and I get live bloodworms every year. They are great food for fish. I wouldn't worry about them at all.
 

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Yeah, those are probably blood worms. The val was probably grown outdoors.

I keep two tubs of daphnia outside and I get live bloodworms every year. They are great food for fish. I wouldn't worry about them at all.
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