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What is this?

Post by Sandman1969 on Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:39 pm



I noticed this on a single Massivore Delight pellet just now. Pellet was only in the tank for a couple minutes when I noticed something moving on it.
It's worm-like. That's the best pic I could get and I think it was dying off fast in the sink.

Any ideas??

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Re: What is this?

Post by cephalotus on Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:54 pm

Leech? My guess
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Re: What is this?

Post by GaryE on Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:10 pm

Could be an insect larvae of some sort, if they got into the bag.
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Re: What is this?

Post by Sandman1969 on Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:19 pm

I wonder if that is what actually killed the pleco? There was blood coming out from his private part.

As for the bag, I emptied the contents & tried to find more, but could not see anything moving.

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Re: What is this?

Post by GaryE on Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:00 pm

I doubt a bug larvae would have hurt a pleco- many people cultivate things like mealworms for fish as a high quality food. It doesn't resemble any dangerous parasite I have ever seen a photo of - it's just a leech or a larvae, most likely. Pure coincidence.
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Re: What is this?

Post by Sandman1969 on Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:49 pm

Any ideas as to where it may have come from?
Anything I should do?

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Re: What is this?

Post by CAAIndie on Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:55 pm

I wouldn't worry about it. If you are particularly concerned, you could contact the company with a photograph of the creature.

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Re: What is this?

Post by GaryE on Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:10 pm

Stuff flies in. It's probably just a version of finding a bug.
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Re: What is this?

Post by Sandman1969 on Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:21 pm

CAAIndie wrote:I wouldn't worry about it. If you are particularly concerned, you could contact the company with a photograph of the creature.

I dumped out the bag & couldn't see any more. So am not sure it came from the food.

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