Red Worms Parasites or Something Else?

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Red in color with a segmented body. Head is lighter almost white with tiny tentacles at its mouth. Looks to be roughly 1 inch in length. Not sure what it is a problematic parasite or a natural food source?
 

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looks like a bug nymph. try to get rid of it, dont take risks.
idk, might be a damsel fly or a dragonfly. those eat shrimps and prey on tiny fishes once they grow bigger, and are harmful.
 

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Sarah3121 said:
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Red in color with a segmented body. Head is lighter almost white with tiny tentacles at its mouth. Looks to be roughly 1 inch in length. Not sure what it is a problematic parasite or a natural food source?
If u don't know what it is, it is best to get rid of it.
 
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Just FYI it has been determined this is a midget fly larva. Common in lake and ponds of Florida. More than likely they were buried in my plant roots. In the larva stage they are similar to bloodworms. Yay fee food!
 

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