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    I give my fish live bloodworms a couple times a week My bloodworms were starting to become a hassle with daily washing. I decided to give them the rest of what I had for sake of ease. It was more than they usually eat so some Of the worms decided to burrow. I used to worm farm in the garden. It helps fertilize the ground and the plants. A few worms here and there easily breed. Now I am wondering hat could come of worms burrowing in my substrate. Any ideas?

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    Blood worms are larvae and would eventually hatch.

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    These are not eggs. They are small feeding worms. The eggs are the snot looking masses that occur in the worm water. I know they will breed in there if my fish don't find them and eat them. I am wondering if they will die first and pollute my tank or if they will grow to ridiculous proportion causing my fish to overfeed. At the very least if they survive they will eat the fish waste and other bacteria particles in the water. Hmmm

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    Holy pumpernickel batman, you are right. If the bloodworms are of midge fly they will eventually form a hard casing filling with gas that will allow them to rise to the surface and hatch the water fly. The good news is that the gas filling that allows them to float up is attractive to the fish and they will likely have a nice snack before any hatching occurs. WTF

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