from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various small slender reddish freshwater worms of the genus Tubifex, often used as food for tropical aquarium fish.
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- n. Any member of the genus Tubifex of tubificid annelids.
Speaking about Al, my fish, Spaghetti Pizza is having fun eating tubifex worms.
Rates of whirling disease infection are related to water temperature and to the abundance of the intermediate host, a thread-like worm, Tubifex tubifex.
As they grow, you can probably feed them live tubifex worms or red worms which are also sold at most aquarium stores.
The parasite requires two hosts, tubifex worms and trout, and two forms of spores to complete its life cycle.
When the fish dies, tubifex worms consume fragments, ingesting spores and completing the life cycle.
It looked like they could be tubifex worms, but I haven't put any live tubifex worms in the tank for a couple years!
Are you sure the worms you found are tubifex worms and not some sort of parasite?