Red Worm - What Is It

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Bruxes and Bubbles

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Do you guys think it's a midge fly larvae? Closest thing I can find so far.
 

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Yes. Chironomus or closely related I expect.
Nice microscope work by the way.
Thanks! They're in my fry tank, they pose no risk to the fry, correct? Not really sure how they got in there, perhaps they had one on a plant.
 

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They feed on particles of organic matter so I don't think they would normally predate fry but most aquatic life is opportunistic and feeds on what food is available.

They could have arrived if a midge could have laid eggs on your water.

I have them in my water butt outdoors. I did not add them myself.

Here is an interesting article I found;
 

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They feed on particles of organic matter so I don't think they would normally predate fry but most aquatic life is opportunistic and feeds on what food is available.

They could have arrived if a midge could have laid eggs on your water.

I have them in my water butt outdoors. I did not add them myself.

Here is an interesting article I found;
Thank you! I'll try to remove them just in case.
 
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