View Full Version : Underwater earthworms?

09-13-2009, 11:44 PM
Found a bunch of these in a filter. Are they earthworms or what? (Detailed description at http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/showpost.php?p=603642&postcount=9)

09-13-2009, 11:54 PM
Thats weird! Did you put them in your tank?
How many were in the filter?
I wasn't aware they live under water! They never do on my hook!lol

The fish will go nuts on it if given the chance.They don't last .005 seconds in my tanks!:hmm3grin2orange:

09-14-2009, 12:05 AM
earthworms cannot live underwater, most likely a tubifex worm
Have you ever fed live blackworms?

09-14-2009, 12:16 AM
I had earthworms living in my filter media for months.I havnt seen any the last 2 times I cleaned the filters but for the first 4 months my filters were loaded with them.Some of them were tubiflex some were midge worms but most were actual 3-4" worms.

09-14-2009, 12:27 AM
I sure am glad i don't have those!
My wife would freak!:hmm3grin2orange:

09-14-2009, 01:33 AM
I have no idea how they got in.
- Climbed up the tall overhanging sides of the plastic tub
- Climbed up plants hanging off the side
- Dropped by bird, part or whole (they can regenerate from severed pieces right?)
- Eggs in bird poop??

There were about 10 visible, I didn't count. There could have been more completely hidden within the filter media. They were different sizes. The biggest one I saw was maybe around 5 inches long.

The fish will go nuts on it if given the chance.
Yeah the guppies would be all :18: and crazily mob any exposed worm-flesh.

Have you ever fed live blackworms?
No. Only brine shrimp.

09-14-2009, 01:40 AM
lol do birds have access to your tank?

09-14-2009, 01:43 AM
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10-02-2009, 06:44 PM
looks too big to be tubifex, reminds my of red worms from the bait shop.. dont know if they can live underwater either tho.

11-15-2009, 04:42 AM
There always in my tank, I think at night the warms crawl in the wet moist ground and end up drowning in the pond... Its the only thing i can come up with, but my koi seem to enjoy them