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post #1 of 5 Old 09-01-2010, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Small black worms

I have a 55G fresh water tank with an asst. of mollies, platies, a large pleco and a breeding net with about 30 fry. Tonight I noticed 3 small black worms clinging to the inside of the net just above the water line. They were about 1/4 to 3/8" in length. Does anyone know what they are, doe I need to worry about them, and how did they get there?
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post #2 of 5 Old 09-01-2010, 10:24 PM
some people feed black worm to their fishes

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post #3 of 5 Old 09-02-2010, 03:20 AM
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its not problem...igf your adults can get to them then they will eat the all (the worms)


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post #4 of 5 Old 09-02-2010, 02:30 PM
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Not sure if they're blackworms... Blackworms burrow in the substrate.

Regardless, they're fish food. Might be mosquito larvae... As I said, fish food. :)

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post #5 of 5 Old 09-05-2010, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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I did alot of reading on this, and I appreciate all of the info you guys have given me. So I won't worry anymore. I only found a few an I am assuming they camne from food that got stuck in the net. The net has since been removed as I released the fry into the tank.
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