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post #1 of 6 Old 01-15-2013, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
Red Worm like larvae?

I was looking in my tank and was watching one of my MTS and noticed a small little gel like substance on a leaf of my hornwort. it looked as tho something was in it. and After researching eggs from the fish i have I noticed it was not a fish egg. So i cut the leaf and put it in a small bowl and used a knife and pealed the gel away to notice a small red worm that looks like an inchworm. it has a distinguished head. what looks like small legs right behind the head. and a tail or another set of legs on the very end of the body. Just wondering what this could be? and is it harmful? It is how ever the only one i have seen after vigorously examining the plants.

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-15-2013, 05:56 PM
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I moved this to Freshwater Aquarium.

I've never seen anything like you descrtibe...any chance of a photo?

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post #3 of 6 Old 01-15-2013, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
here is the best photo. still hard to see the details

I did go to the pet store and tryed to see if they knew. but they had never seen anything like it. it Moves like an inchworm. and kind of like a worm.
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-15-2013, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
This thing is smaller than a Mosquito larva, and is really hard to take good pictures.
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post #5 of 6 Old 01-15-2013, 08:47 PM
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Check this out.

Chironomidae

Your fish should eat it and no, it's not a problem, just another insect larvae.

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post #6 of 6 Old 01-15-2013, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
I think that is what it is. Looking as close as i can tell it resembles it a lot. i know i took it out of it's cocoon to soon. but the tail resembles it. so that actually helped a lot. i had been trying to find anything on line to help. But that is actually the best details i have gotten.
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