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Old 10-16-2010, 03:36 PM   #1 
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Bloodworms still alive!

I have this plastic tub that has lots of gravel in from various tanks today i used this tub as a water change bucket. Once the tub was filled i went to check that i hadent sucked up any fry i shone the light over the bucket to find lots of bloodworms swimming around! I dont know how they got in there! Could they have stayed alive in the damp gravel ( i had this tub in the garage) .
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Old 10-16-2010, 06:06 PM   #2 
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Oh dear, that's nasty. xD

You sure they're blood worms?
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Old 10-16-2010, 06:15 PM   #3 
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Yep definatley bloodworms . I washed the gravel and poured em away. I hope there gone.
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Old 10-16-2010, 08:11 PM   #4 
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Ewww! How on earth did they get there?
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:16 PM   #5 
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They're probably planaria.
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:30 AM   #6 
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Nope there bloodworms im sure . They do the whole wiggling thing when there moving and they have the little spikey things at the end of there body.
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:51 AM   #7 
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first thing I thought of when reading this was "Red worm" which is also the camallanus worm.
It's the right time of yrs for parasites to be at their worst.

Seems strange for there to be actual bloodworms in your tank water, and alive to boot,
Unless you feed live blood worm, in which if you did then I think it would be safe to say you way over fed them.
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:18 AM   #8 
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Ewwwwwwwwwwww. How?
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:52 AM   #9 
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it could be a redworm parasite.. in which case, you should do a salt bath immediately for your fish. not sure how that will effect the fry tho.
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