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My apologies if I gave some incorrect information in my original post.
It appears that the worms that were emerging out of the anal area were the
red worms, not the white thready worms that I was told were horsehair worms.
As I was calling around the other day, looking for parasite medication
information, I called Aquarium Products about their Fluke medication. They
referred me down to a fellow at a Florida location, who works for them. He
seemed quite knowledgeable about such critters. He was familiar with
parasitic creatures, practices at the Florida fish farms and so forth. When I
mentioned the activity in the anal area, it was he who told me that they were
the horsehair worms, and that were carried on mosquito larvae. He offered to
take a look at the worms and/or fish.
Unfortunately, after I spoke to him, I wound up euthanizing the other ram in
the tank, and found that the worms that were emerging were actually red, and
the same that were internal, and much larger, in the other fish. I couldn't
question him about this, since he wasn't available today. So, if I gave
incorrect information, I apologize. I was just passing along what I was told
by an *expert*.
Also, my thanks to those that responded.