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This is a discussion on blood worms within the Freshwater Chat forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; I was cleaning my discus tank and found some live worms. This is not the first time. I figure they ...

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    I was cleaning my discus tank and found some live worms. This is not the first time. I figure they are blood worms as they are red. But my concern would be can these be harmful to humans?

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    bump bump..

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    might be Tubifex Worms, i heard they can live in your substrate if not eaten. Got some pics?
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    Watch out for Calamanus worms, these can be deadly...

    Do you see any coming out of your fish? Do you have pics of the worms?
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    no I don't... flushed em.. kind of worried... is there any danger here? will take a picture next water change but thats not for a while as I did one today... They do seem to come up when I do water changes with stuff with wood near by.

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    here are some pics... Can someone tell me if these are blood worms or something I might haft to be worried about. they are very small keep in mind about 3 or 4 mm

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    here they are
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    not bloodworms and bloodworms are no threat they eat rotting things
    im not too sure what they are

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    They look like planaria.
    Nothing to worry about, a sign of overfeeding.

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    alright so what would I do at this point? could anybody identify this worm for sure? I have like 7 discus and feed them a cube and a half once a day. If I reduce my feeding to one cube would that do anything? I thank you very much for your guys knoledge as I have none in this area.

 

 
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