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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.