What Is This Worm In Fry Tank?

Goldiemom

Member
Found this little worm in my fry tank. Can anyone I.D., please. It looks like it is full of blood. Only one in there. It was sitting on bottom of tank and appeared to be eating fish food.
 

qldmick

Member
looks like bloodworm to me, which is actually insect larvae and not a worm. only ever had them in ponds and not indoor tanks.
 
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Goldiemom

Member
I fed dried blood worms to my adult fish last night soaked in garlic juice. Could a live one have survived in the dried? Wierd that I only had one.
 

BaraYoukai

Member
Creapy....
 

Iridium_2256

Member
Huh, strange that does look like a bloodworm. What brand of worms were they?
 

qldmick

Member
the insects would of come from outside and layed eggs in your water. there's zero chance they came from dried food.
 
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Goldiemom

Member
I clean the water every night and do a pwc. I thought they preferred more stagnant water. I do have a garden pond on my patio and the fry tank is close to the patio door. I opened one of the other tank lids the other night and what I thought were mosquitos came out.
 
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Goldiemom

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goldface

Member
My best guess is midge fly larva, aka bloodworm. Midge flies look similar to mosquitos, which you said you thought you saw.
 
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Goldiemom

Member
I agree after reading and looking at some in my other tank. I killed all that I could see but need to take the filters apart tonight. Anybody ever had these and have experience in how to eradicate them? I don't want them in with my goldfish fry at all.
 

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