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Re: Possible parasitic worms

In a message dated 7/8/99 3:58:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
Owner-Live-Foods at actwin_com writes:

>  I gave them to my Heterandria formosa. They ate them just like they'd eat
>  anything else of a similar size. I guess that rules out the possibility of 
> them  being all that harmful.>>

Oh wow! That is not exactly a test of whether a species of worm is parasitic. 
Parasitic worms would try to stimulate a feeding response so that they would 
be able to infest the fish. I hope you will keep your test subject H. formosa 
and your live food cultures in quarantine until the worm can be identified, 
and the fish can be necropsied. I hope you turn out to be lucky.