Blood Worms In One Of My Tanks Gravel?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Cuqui, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. Cuqui

    Cuqui New Member Member

    Am I lucky or what? LOL
    I noticed some weird red worms wiggling in one of my tanks gravel.
    This morning I siphoned that area and isolated some of them to look for some info.

    It looks like they are blood worms and my question is:
    Could they be "unfrozen" worms? I mean, I feed my fish blood worms often and wonder if these could be like "Demolition Man"

    Also, the dirty water that came out with them was stinky as :yuck:
    I should bother my vallisnerias a little more because I usually skip their surroundings to avoid messing up their roots and that's ehere these disgusting guys were hiding.

    I've read these are actually larvae from another bug? :confused:
    Good Lord, the tank is in my bedroom LOL Help! :hungover:
     

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  2. Iverg1

    Iverg1 Well Known Member Member

    Can’t be unfrozen worms as frozen worms are dead
     
  3. Kyleena696

    Kyleena696 Valued Member Member

    They look a little too long and skinny to be blood worms, but I've only ever seen the frozen cubes thawed out. I'm leaning towards larvae of some kind, but I don't know which. I'll try and do some digging for you.

    I found you this:  
     




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