Posted 06 October 2013 - 02:49 PM
These MAY NOT be a native invertebrate, since I don't know where they came from, but they have been popping up here and there in my native tanks. I'm not super familiar with these micro-critters, but I do know that these don't look like blackworms or the dero worms I've seen. I suppose they could be some species of Tubifex (I haven't seen Tubifex in years, but seem to remember them being different). Unfortunately I don't have photos of them under a scope or anything, but that constant waving behavior seems like it could narrow them down. Thanks!
Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:02 AM
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Posted 07 October 2013 - 02:33 PM
Leeches are a big problem in the live blackworm trade.
Posted 07 October 2013 - 06:06 PM
I may set up a small container with some clean quartz sand and a bubbler and see how they do. They are widespread in the tank, but this particular very dense patch of them is directly below the spot where I drop pellets in (again, this is a fish-free tank, but I use it as a bit of a snail refugium). This makes me think that they're probably keying on on regular shrimp pellets, in which case culturing them may be a breeze...
Posted 07 October 2013 - 06:10 PM
Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:19 PM
They wave just like tubifex. But the tubifex that I have seen live, have had more color, red, than these do.
i think they can change color a bit depending on dissolved oxygen. i had some in a turtle tank with play sand for substrate, and they were red until i added a filter for circulation.
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