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Anybody ever seen this before? (bizarre)

Postby Alowishus » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:10 pm

When I pulled the filter cartridge from an Emperor 400 to rinse it during a water change today I found a live earthworm on the floss. I'm not sure what to make of this..

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Pundamilia sp. "red flank"
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Postby Number6 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:50 pm

Best guess... if you didn't add it on purpose then one found its way into the house and got into the tank on purpose to avoid dehydration and death
My WC cichlids are gonna be caught on rod n reel!
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Postby zenobium » Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:47 pm

Years ago a similar thing happened to me. I was doing a complete tear down and found an earthworm in the gravel...
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Postby D*N*R » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:17 am

Someone could have feed it to your fish without you knowing? Does not explain why its in your filter.
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Postby zenobium » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:26 pm

My best guess here is that somehow or another, a viable earthworm egg got into the tank and survived. Possible vectors for the egg could have been rocks collected from outside, your gravel, plants, or even your fish food I suppose.
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Postby limpert » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:31 am

Are you sure its an earthworm?

Also, you're wasting money on those carbon cartridges... you should get some potscrubbers that only require rinsing and will last you nearly forever

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Postby D*N*R » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:36 pm

So do carbon filters when you just keep rinsing them out.
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