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This is a discussion on Seperate Worm in Bloodworms within the Aquatic Insect Larvae (like Bloodworms) forums, part of the Food: Live, Frozen, Freeze-Dried, Pellets, etc category; I bought a small portion of bloodworms at the local pet store and inside were also some very small flat ...

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I bought a small portion of bloodworms at the local pet store and inside were also some very small flat grey worms. Anyone know if these are a problem? I have been avoiding them at feeding time, should I be concerned?



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Leeches and various species of planaria are extremely common in batches of black worms. The leeches can be a problem in large numbers. Neither is really anything to worry about unless you have very small larvae or tadpoles, or eggs in the tank.



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Ok thanks



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Chances are you're buying blackworms and not bloodworms. I don't know of any place you can buy quantities of LIVE bloodworms in the US. And like Johnny said, blackworms often come with some blackworm-specific leeches, and the occasional planaria.



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